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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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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Friday, January 29, 2021
NIAC Applauds Appointment of Rob Malley as Iran Envoy
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s appointment of Rob Malley as Special Envoy to Iran: "The Biden administration’s appointment of Rob Malley as special envoy to Iran is a major step in putting U.S...
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Friday, January 22, 2021
NIAC Applauds Biden for Plan to Review Impact of U.S. Sanctions on International COVID Response
Ryan Costello, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement of a review to ensure that existing U.S. sanctions do not unduly hinder responses to the COVID-19 pandemic: “We welcome President Biden’s...
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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
NIAC Applauds Biden's Repeal of Muslim Ban
Today, only hours after being inaugurated, President Joe Biden signed an executive order repealing former President Donald Trump's Muslim Ban, which prevented individuals from over a dozen countries, including Iran, from obtaining the visas necessary to travel to the United States. In response,...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
NIAC FAQ on the Muslim Ban: Why A Repeal Is So Important
Since January 27, 2017, when President Trump made good on his campaign promise to impose a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering this country,” tens of thousands of families have been separated from one another solely due to Trump’s bigotry. Since that time, the Iranian-American...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
NIAC Statement on Pompeo Taking a Page From Cheney’s War Playbook
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement after outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a speech detailing, with minimal evidence, an alleged operational relationship between the government of Iran and al-Qaeda: “With this speech,...
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Monday, January 04, 2021
NIAC Statement on Iran Resuming 20% Enrichment Following U.S. Military Posturing
Ryan Costello, Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding Iran’s announcement that it has resumed uranium enrichment to the 20% U-235 threshold amid the Trump administration deploying military forces to the Middle East. Iran enriched at this...
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Thursday, December 24, 2020
NIAC Applauds Congressional Support for JCPOA Return
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the letter from 150 Members of the House of Representatives conveying broad Congressional support for President-elect Biden to return to the Iran nuclear deal: “Joe Biden will inherit a far...
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