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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Thursday, May 07, 2020
NIAC Statement on Trump's Veto of War Powers Resolution
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on President Trump’s veto of the bipartisan war powers resolution that passed the House and Senate: “President Trump’s veto today is in defiance of bipartisan majorities who made clear it would be...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
NIAC Statement on Trump's Tweet Threatening Conflict with Iran
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on President Trump’s tweeted threats to start a war with Iran by sinking Iranian ships: "In 2012, Donald Trump predicted that President Obama would use war with Iran as a political strategy to get re-...
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
IAC Action Commends Senate on Passage of War Powers Resolution
Ryan Costello, Policy Director for NIAC Action, issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Kaine resolution S.J.Res. 68 guarding against an unauthorized war with Iran in a 55-45 vote: “President Trump does not have authorization for an Iran war. Sen. Tim Kaine deserves tremendous...
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
NIAC Action Applauds House Judiciary Passage of Muslim Ban Repeal
"After more than three years of the Muslim ban, and more than 30,000 Iranians barred from securing a visa, Congress has now taken a firm step toward unraveling an outrageous order that is based solely on bigotry. "The House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Nadler, Rep. Lofgren, and Rep. Judy Chu...
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Friday, January 31, 2020
NIAC Statement on the Expansion of the Muslim Ban
President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Jamal Abdi, issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced it was restricting six countries under its Muslim ban—Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, and Tanzania: “Today’s expanded Muslim ban is yet...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
NIAC Statement on Discriminatory Order Issued to Customs and Border Patrol
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on the publication of what appears to be the discriminatory order issued by the Seattle Field Office to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers which resulted in the outrageous and discriminatory...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
NIAC Responds to Baseless Accusations by Senators Cotton, Cruz, and Braun
In response to a letter sent by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AK), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Braun (R-IN) to the Department of Justice baselessly urging an investigation into NIAC and NIAC Action, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: "At NIAC, we are proud of the...
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
NIAC Statement on European Powers Triggering JCPOA Dispute Resolution Mechanism
In response to European powers triggering a dispute resolution mechanism over Iran halting compliance with nuclear limits following President Trump’s violation and withdrawal from the deal, Ryan Costello, Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following...
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Friday, January 10, 2020
NIAC Statement on House Passage of Resolution to Halt Iran War
Ryan Costello, Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on the passage of the resolution (H.Con.Res. 83) from Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) clarifying that President Trump does not have authorization for war with Iran: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep...
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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
NIAC Statement on Iranian Missile Attacks on U.S. Bases in Iraq
In response to reports that Iran had launched missiles targeting U.S. military bases in Iraq, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: "NIAC is deeply concerned by reports of Iranian missile attacks against U.S. military bases inside Iraq. We condemn all military...
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