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.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
NIAC Praises House Passage of NO BAN Act
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the House passage of the NO BAN Act (H.R. 1333) from Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Access to Counsel Act from Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA): “The protests against Donald Trump’s Muslim ban fed into a...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
40+ Orgs to Biden: Iran Needs Sanctions Relief
A diverse coalition of 43 organizations—representing foreign policy and peace activists, veterans, human rights defenders, and Iranian Americans—sent a letter calling on President Biden to provide urgently-needed sanctions relief for the people of Iran as they combat another deadly wave of the...
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
NIAC Applauds Committee Passage of NO BAN Act
Ryan Costello, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the NO BAN Act and the committee’s expected passage of the Access to Counsel Act. The NO BAN Act will now move to the House floor for a vote: “...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
NIAC Applauds Senators Kaine and Murphy for Letter Urging Biden to Rejoin the JCPOA
Ryan Costello, Policy Director at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), welcomed a letter from Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) urging President Biden to address concerns over Iran’s nuclear program by returning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “With...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
NIAC Statement on Nantanz Attack and Iran's Decision to Increase Uranium Enrichment to 60%
In response to the act of sabotage against Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility and Iran’s announcement that it will start enriching uranium at the 60-percent level, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement: "The attack on Natanz was a reckless provocation that has...
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Friday, April 09, 2021
NIAC Statement on JCPOA Joint Commission Progress
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding the reportedly constructive negotiations in Vienna, Austria this week aimed at restoring full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): “This week marked the beginning of a...
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Friday, April 02, 2021
NIAC Applauds Diplomatic Progress Made Towards Restoring Iran Deal
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), hailed diplomatic progress toward a restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA Joint Commission met virtually this morning to discuss U.S. reentry to the agreement, and will gather in Vienna next...
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Friday, February 26, 2021
NIAC Statement on U.S. Strike on Syria
NIAC Policy Director Ryan Costello issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s retaliatory strike on a facility used by Iraqi Shia militias who had allegedly attacked coalition forces in Iraq: “We are concerned that President Biden’s first instinct when it comes to regional...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
NIAC Applauds Reintroduction of the NO BAN Act
Ryan Costello, Policy Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement after the reintroduction of the NO BAN Act, which would guard against any President issuing discriminatory immigration orders: “President Biden fulfilled his promise to end the Muslim ban on day one, but Trumpism and...
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Friday, February 19, 2021
NIAC Statement on Biden's Latest Moves on Iran Deal
Jamal Abdi , President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement following moves from the Biden administration aimed at reviving U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran: “The Biden team taking its first steps back to diplomacy with Iran is a welcome development...
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