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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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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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Coalition of Foreign Policy Experts Outline 8 Recommendations to Deescalate Tensions with Iran
Today, an expert group of foreign policy practitioners published a letter underscoring the dangerous new phase that has put the U.S and Iran on the path toward war. The signatories include prominent academics, such as John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt , and Andrew Bacevich ; foreign policy analyst...
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Monday, July 01, 2019
NIAC Statement on Iran Surpassing Enriched Uranium Stockpile Limit
In response to reports that Iran has surpassed the enriched uranium stockpile limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement: “The consequences of President Trump's...
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Friday, June 28, 2019
NIAC Statement on Senate Vote on Udall-Kaine Amendment
Today, the Senate voted on a bipartisan amendment spearheaded by Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would block President Donald Trump from using funds from the defense bill to launch a war with Iran without Congressional authorization. The amendment received 50 votes in favor to...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
NIAC Applauds Open Letter Signed by Over 100 Iranian Human Rights Defenders Expressing Concern over U.S.-Iran Tensions
The San Francisco-based human rights group, United For Iran, published a letter signed by over 100 Iranian human rights advocates expressing concern against further U.S. escalation with Iran. The letter expresses "grave concerns over the rising tension between the United States and the Islamic...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
NIAC Applauds NDAA Amendment Aimed at Blocking Trump's Path to War
Today, an amendment was offered to the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would block an unauthorized war against Iran. The amendment, introduced by Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), has wide support including from the Chairman of the House Armed Services...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
NIAC Statement on Trump's Imposition of New Iran Sanctions
Moments ago President Donald Trump signed off on an executive order imposing a new wave of sanctions on Iran following increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran last week. The sanctions target Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei and senior commanders from the Revolutionary Guard's Navy,...
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