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, September 25, 2015
Iranian Americans to Hold Press Conference and Vigil in Honor of Shayan Mazroei
The family of slain Iranian-American college student Shayan Mazroei will hold a press conference Monday, September 28, 12 p.m. , at 2955 Main Street in Irvine to urge authorities to investigate Mazroei's death as a hate crime. Members of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Iranian...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Next Steps on Iran Deal After Surviving Congress
With today's expiration of the Congressional review of the Iran nuclear agreement, and the failure by Congressional opponents to kill the nuclear deal, NIAC President Dr. Trita Parsi released the following statement: With the Iran nuclear deal having survived the Congressional review, focus must...
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Friday, September 11, 2015
NIAC Action Applauds House Lawmakers Who Voted for Peace
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement following the conclusion of the House of Representatives' votes on the Iran nuclear agreement: "We applaud each lawmaker in the House who voted in support of the nuclear agreement with Iran and voted against related measures...
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
NIAC Action Applauds Iran Deal Victory in Senate, Condemns House Distractions
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement welcoming today's Senate action in which a vote to disapprove the Iran nuclear agreement failed and criticizing separate efforts in the House: "This is a stunning victory for supporters of peace and diplomacy. This vote...
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Thursday, September 03, 2015
NIAC Action Welcomes Booker and Warner's Support for Iran Deal
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) announced their support for the nuclear agreement with Iran: "We commend Senator Booker and Senator Warner for supporting the Iran agreement. The significant Iranian-...
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Sen. Mikulski Protects Iran Deal But Veto Battle Should Be Avoided
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) announced that she will support the Iran nuclear deal: “Senator Barbara Mikulski’s support is a major milestone that ensures the Iran agreement can move forward despite the millions of...
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Friday, August 28, 2015
NIAC Action Welcomes Sen. Carper's Support for Iran Deal
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) announced that he will support the Iran nuclear deal: "Senator Carper has distinguished himself as a champion of diplomacy with Iran, and his statement today welcoming the deal will help ensure...
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Friday, August 21, 2015
NIAC Action Welcomes Rep. Nadler's Support for Iran Deal
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement following news that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will support the Iran nuclear deal: "Rep. Jerrold Nadler's (D-NY) endorsement of the Iran deal is another blow to opponents' desires to dismantle the historic accord. Rep. Nadler...
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
NIAC Action Welcomes McCaskill's Support for Iran Deal
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) announced her support for the Iran nuclear agreement: "Senator Claire McCaskill’s announcement in support of the Iran nuclear deal is another big win for those that want to prevent a...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
NIAC Action Applauds Donnelly Decision to Support the Iran Deal
NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Senator Joe Donnelly announced his support for the Iran nuclear agreement: "Senator Donnelly's announcement is a very big deal. This was clearly not a political decision or a partisan decision, but a decision based on...
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