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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Friday, May 31, 2019
NIAC Responds to State Department's Decision to Suspend Funding to Grantee Using Funds to Attack U.S. Civil Society
Today, the State Department announced that it is suspending funding to a grantee of the department's Global Engagement Center (GEC), the Iran Disinformation Project (Iran Disinfo), after it was revealed that the group was using funds to attack journalists, analysts, and American civil society...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
NIAC Statement on Trump's Tweet Threat to "End" Iran
Today, President Trump threatened to “end” Iran in a tweet on the heels of reports that rockets landed near the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad. In response, President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, issued the following statement: “President Trump’s saber-rattling about Iran...
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Monday, April 22, 2019
NIAC Statement on U.S. Ending Iran Oil Waivers
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) , issued the following statement regarding Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s declaration that the U.S. would terminate waivers for foreign nations purchasing Iranian oil—including China, India, Turkey, Japan, and South Korea: “The...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
NIAC Applauds Senators Harris, Sanders for Joining Warren in Backing JCPOA Return
Yesterday, reports emerged that 2020 presidential contenders Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders joined Elizabeth Warren in backing the United States' return to the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In response, NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the...
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Expert Reacts to Sec. Pompeo’s Speech in Cairo on America’s Middle East Policies
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement after Secretary Pompeo’s speech in Cairo on America’s Middle East policies: “Secretary Pompeo's speech failed to outline a coherent strategic logic for the Trump administration's Middle East policy. If...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Response to Lindsey Graham’s Racist Remark on Fox & Friends
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, released the following statement in response to Lindsey Graham’s racist remark on Fox and Friends this morning: “It is absolutely disgusting for Senator Graham to state on Fox and Friends that it would be ‘terrible’ to discover that he...
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The National Iranian American Council Reacts to International Court of Justice Ruling That Has Ordered the US to Ease Sanctions on Iran After Pulling Out of Nuclear Deal
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the International Court of Justice ruled that the U.S. must provide licenses for transactions related to medicine, food, civil aviation, and other humanitarian grounds. “Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ)...
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Friday, August 03, 2018
National Iranian American Council Statement on Recent Demonstrations in Iran
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement on ongoing protests in Iran: “Like many, we are monitoring the demonstrations reported in parts of Iran. We are particularly disturbed by reports of clashes between protestors and police forces in Isfahan...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Pompeo and Trump Plan to Exploit and Silence Iranian Americans
Jamal Abdi, the Vice President for Policy of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that he will address Iranian Americans in Simi Valley later this month: “The quest for human rights and democracy in Iran...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
NIAC Statement on Secretary Pompeo’s Iran Policy Address
Jamal Abdi, the Vice President for Policy of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s address on Iran: “The Trump Administration is setting the stage for a war of choice with Iran, with Mike Pompeo offering a smokescreen of...
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