National Iranian-American Council

The National Iranian American Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of the Iranian-American community. We accomplish our mission by supplying the resources, knowledge and tools to enable greater civic participation by Iranian Americans and informed decision making by lawmakers.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, August 03, 2018
National Iranian American Council Statement on Recent Demonstrations in Iran
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on ongoing protests in Iran: “Like many, we are monitoring the demonstrations reported in parts of Iran. We are particularly disturbed by reports of clashes between protestors and police forces in Isfahan...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Pompeo and Trump Plan to Exploit and Silence Iranian Americans
Jamal Abdi, the Vice President for Policy of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that he will address Iranian Americans in Simi Valley later this month: “The quest for human rights and democracy in Iran...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
NIAC Statement on Secretary Pompeo’s Iran Policy Address
Jamal Abdi, the Vice President for Policy of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s address on Iran: “The Trump Administration is setting the stage for a war of choice with Iran, with Mike Pompeo offering a smokescreen of...
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
NIAC Statement on Designation of CBI Officials
NIAC Vice President for Policy Jamal Abdi issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s designation of the governor and a senior official of the Central Bank of Iran: “Today’s move shows clearly that the Trump administration intends to strong-arm the world into compliance with...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Trump’s Reckless Decision Puts U.S. on Path to War with Iran
NIAC President Trita Parsi issued the following statement in response to reports that President Trump declared he would snap back all nuclear-related sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, and impose new sanctions: “Donald Trump has committed what will...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
NIAC Statement on Syria Strikes
National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Research Director Reza Marashi released the following statement: "The situation in Syria is tremendously dangerous, and President Trump risks throwing fuel on the regional fire. Given that Iranian and Russian forces are closely embedded with Syrian...
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Monday, March 19, 2018
NIAC Concerned over Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Push for War
Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding the official visit of Prince Mohammad bin Salman: “The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s official state visit to Washington DC tomorrow has one purpose above all and that is to fulfill...
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Apple's Shut Down for Iranians is Disturbing Trend U.S. Government Must Reverse
National Iranian American Council issued the following statement regarding Apple’s apparent decision to block access to its App Store inside Iran: “We are very concerned that uncertainty around the Iran deal, and the political instability in the United States regarding the future of our Iran policy...
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Pompeo Nomination Threatens Iran Deal, Increases Risk of War
National Iranian American Council issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Mike Pompeo to become Secretary of State: “Mike Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State could have profound implications for the fate of the Iran nuclear deal and the prospect of a new war in the Middle...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
NIAC Outraged By Revelation of Non-Existent Waiver Process Under Muslim Ban
The National Iranian American Council is appalled by the revelation that, despite the Trump Administration’s claims that there is a “waiver” process to ensure his Muslim ban does not target family members of Americans, only two such waivers had been issued by Feb. 15 – out of 8,406 visa...
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