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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Saturday, November 16, 2019
NIAC Statement on Protests Across Iran over Gas Price Hike
Yesterday, protests erupted across Iran as the government announced an unexpected increase in and rationing of petrol. Reports suggest that authorities have violently cracked down on the protests. In response to these developments, NIAC Senior Research Analyst Sina Toossi issued the following...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
NIAC Statement on Iran’s Fourth Reduction in Nuclear Deal Compliance
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement regarding Iran’s announcement that it will reduce compliance with its nuclear deal commitments for a fourth time after the U.S. violation of the deal in pursuit of maximum pressure: “The announcement that Iran will soon feed gas into...
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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
NIAC Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement marking 40 years since the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran: "The seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran 40 years ago by Iranian students has left a lasting scar for Americans and continues to affect American views of Iran. Breaking with...
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Friday, October 25, 2019
NIAC Statement on Increased U.S. Restrictions on Humanitarian Trade with Iran
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement on the Treasury Department’s adding new burdens to humanitarian trade with Iran: “The Trump administration has sounded the death knell for humanitarian trade with Iran. Through its action today, the administration has made clear that the...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
NIAC Statement on Rouhani's Speech at the UN General Assembly
Today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). In his remarks, Rouhani emphasized the rising tensions across the Middle East and underscored that negotiations with the United States could not move forward until sanctions are lifted. In...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
NIAC Statement on First Congressional Hearing on the Muslim Ban
Today, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held the first ever Congressional hearing on the Trump Administration's discriminatory Muslim Ban. The hearing, which included witness testimony from impacted individuals, enabled Congress and the public to glean insight into the implementation...
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
NIAC Statement on Trump's Address at the UN General Assembly
Today, President Donald Trump delivered his third address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) since taking the presidency. As tensions between the U.S. and Iran hit an all time high, Trump aggressively targeted Iran in his speech, calling the country one of the "greatest security threats" and...
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Sunday, September 15, 2019
NIAC’s Statement on President Trump’s Tweet Concerning Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities
Today, President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States was “locked and loaded” for a response after senior administration officials said Iran was to blame for an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, for which Yemen’s Houthi group had earlier claimed responsibility. In response to these...
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019
NIAC Congratulates Trump for Firing Bolton
Washington, DC - Just now, reports broke that President Donald Trump dismissed John Bolton from his role as National Security Advisor. In response, NIAC President Jamal Abdi released the following statement: "We congratulate President Donald Trump on what may become the best decision of his...
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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
NIAC Statement on Iran's Intent to Reduce Compliance with Nuclear Deal
Today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that Iran would reduce compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), this Friday. This is the third time Iran has taken such steps since the Trump Administration abrogated the agreement last...
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