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, January 03, 2020
NIAC Statement on Soleimani's Death in Airstrike in Iraq
In response to reports of Qassem Soleimani’s death as a result of airstrikes in Iraq, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), released the following statement: “The last thing the world needs is yet another disastrous American military adventure in the Middle East...
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Monday, December 30, 2019
NIAC Urges US-Iran Descalation in Iraq
In response to reports that the U.S. has carried out military strikes against an Iraqi militia after a rocket attack that claimed the life of an American civilian contractor, NIAC’s Senior Research Analyst Sina Toossi issued the following statement: “The U.S. strikes on an Iraqi militia allied with...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
NIAC Commends Reps. Grijalva, Omar and Lee for Calling on Trump Administration to Protect Humanitarian Trade with Iran
Jamal Abdi , President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), released the following statement regarding the letter from Reps. Raul Grijalva, Ilhan Omar and Barbara Lee calling for the Trump administration to protect humanitarian trade with Iran: "After the Trump administration took two...
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NIAC Statement on the Exclusion of Khanna-Gaetz Amendment from NDAA
In response to the release of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act conference report, in which the Khanna-Gaetz amendment to prevent an unauthorized war with Iran was not included, Ryan Costello, Policy Director for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following...
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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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