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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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
NIAC Statement on NYT Report that Trump Sought Military Options Against Iran
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement regarding a New York Times report that President Trump sought military options to respond to Iran’s nuclear expansion, which was triggered by the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “Trump’s request for military...
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Monday, October 26, 2020
NIAC Statement on Latest Politically-Motivated Iran Sanctions
Ryan Costello, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s decision to apply counterterrorism sanctions to on Iran’s oil industry: “The primary target of these sanctions is not the Iranian government but...
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Thursday, October 08, 2020
NIAC Condemns New Iran Sanctions That Will Stifle Humanitarian Trade
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to further escalate sanctions against the Iranian financial sector, including key banks facilitating humanitarian trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic: “Donald Trump has...
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Thursday, September 24, 2020
NIAC Statement on New Restrictions for Student Visas
Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of National Iranian American Council Action (NIAC Action), issued the following statement on new restrictions proposed by the Trump administration that would target international students, including a 2 year maximum visa for Iranian students and other nationals of...
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Sunday, September 20, 2020
NIAC Statement on Trump’s Snapback Farce
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on the administration's false claims that it has triggered snapback of all U.N. Security Council Resolutions on Iran: "With a track record of failure on Iran, the Trump administration's spin machine...
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
NIAC Statement on U.S. Decision to Seek “Snapback” of Iran Sanctions at UN
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s forthcoming decision to seek snapback of all UN sanctions on Iran: When the U.S. struck the nuclear accord with Iran in 2015, it was celebrated by the Iranian people who wanted an end to U.S. sanctions on...
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Friday, August 14, 2020
NIAC Statement on Rejection of Trump Administration’s United Nations Resolution
Ryan Costello, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s failed attempt to extend the UN arms embargo on Iran and its threat to trigger snapback of all UN resolutions on Iran: “If the Trump administration’s goals...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
NIAC Statement on Brian Hook Resignation
Sina Toossi, senior research analyst at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement regarding the New York Times’ report that the State Department’s Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook is resigning and will be replaced by Elliott Abrams, another Iran hardliner who is...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
NIAC Applauds House on Passing Legislation to Repeal Trump's Muslim Ban
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the passage of legislation ending the Muslim ban and other discriminatory immigration orders: “The passage of legislation to end the Muslim ban is a decisive victory for everyone impacted by...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
NIAC Applauds Draft DNC Platform on Iran, Ban Provisions
Ryan Costello, Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council Action (NIAC Action), applauded the DNC for its draft platform commitments supporting a mutual return to the Iran nuclear deal and an end to the Muslim ban. NIAC Action sent a letter to the DNC platform committee urging that...
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