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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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
NIAC Calls on Trump to Renew Iran Sanctions Waivers
National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi issued the following statement following the President's certification to Congress that Iran is upholding its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal: "We welcome President Trump's recognition that the Iran nuclear deal is working and Iran is...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Joint Statement of Iranian-American Organizations on Detentions of Iranians
As organizations that represent the Iranian-American community, we are deeply concerned by recent arrests of Iranians visiting and studying in the United States. At least two Iranians are currently being held in custody by U.S. immigration authorities: Alia Ghandi and Mohammad Salar Fard-Hajian. We...
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NIAC Statement on President Trump's Norooz Message
The National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to President Trump's message on Norooz: "Empty words disgrace the one who speaks them, like serving a walnut shell without the nut." -Saadi, 13th century Persian poet
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
NIAC Statement on Secretary Tillerson's Norooz Message
The National Iranian American Council released the following statement in response to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's message on Norooz: "We welcome Secretary Tillerson's Norooz greeting and message that we 'look forward to celebrating this new spring together.' Our question is: how? Tillerson...
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Friday, February 03, 2017
NIAC Statement on Trump Administration’s Iran Sanctions Designations
The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s imposition of new sanctions on Iran following its ballistic missile test: "The Trump administration is following a dangerous escalatory path with Iran without any diplomatic approach or exit strategy...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
House Vote to Kill Iran Deal Puts Politics Above National Interests
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3662, which would kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral nuclear accord with Iran. The vote was vacated when over 100 Representatives missed...
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Iranian-American Organizations Urge President Obama to Waive Discriminatory Visa Language
A coalition of Iranian American organizations issued the following joint-statement regarding legislation recently passed into law concerning the Visa Waiver Program: As Iranian American civil rights and advocacy organizations, we are dismayed that Congress passed legislation to amend the U.S.’s...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
NIAC Action Deeply Concerned by House Passage Discriminatory Visa Waiver Program Bill
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 158, a bill reforming the visa waiver program and containing discriminatory measures targeting Iranian dual nationals: "Unfortunately, the House of Representatives took a page...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Clinton Should Retire Hostile Iran Rhetoric
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement following the first Democratic Presidential debate in Las Vegas: “It was disappointing to hear Secretary Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, say that "the Iranians" are among the enemies she is most proud of having...
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Friday, October 02, 2015
NIAC Action Opposes Unhelpful Iran Legislation
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and eight other Democrats introduced the Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015: “This bill, while an improvement over earlier drafts of the legislation, appears aimed at providing political cover to...
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