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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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
NIAC Action Release Full-Page New York Times Ad Supporting the Deal
NIAC Action, the new grassroots civic action sister organization of the National Iranian American Council, released a full-page ad in The New York Times today in support of the nuclear deal between the U.S., UN powers and Iran. “The nuclear deal can finally take the threat of war off the table and...
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Monday, July 13, 2015
Iran Nuclear Talks Experts Available for Analysis
Experts from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and its sister organization, NIAC Action, will be available to the media as negotiators from the P5+1 and Iran near a historic comprehensive nuclear agreement. Negotiators have made significant progress in converting an agreement in...
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Monday, June 01, 2015
NIAC Seeks Swift Resolution of Sanctions Hurdle For Iranian Doctors in U.S. and Canada
The National Iranian American Council issued the following statement regarding the decision of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (“ECFMG”) to suspend the processing of requests to verify educational credentials of Iranian physicians seeking to study or work in the United...
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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Lawmakers Signal Support to Protect an Iran Deal
NIAC commends Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep. David Price (D-NC), and all 150 members of the House of Representatives who sent a letter to President Obama today providing the strongest Congressional endorsement of nuclear negotiations with Iran to date. "This letter...
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Monday, April 06, 2015
Arab American Institute, J Street and NIAC Welcome Iran Framework Agreement
The Arab American Institute (“AAI”), J Street, and the National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”) issued the following joint statement regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action framework struck by Iran and the P5+1: We congratulate President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the U.S. negotiating...
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
NIAC Statement on Solutions Found in Iran Talks
National Iranian American Council (NIAC) President Trita Parsi issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the P5+1 and Iran reached solutions to the key parameters of a nuclear agreement today: Today, the U.S. and its partners secured a commitment from Iran to significantly...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
NIAC Statement on P5+1-Iran Talks in Lausanne
National Iranian American Council (NIAC) President Trita Parsi delivered the following remarks at a press event convened by the Arms Control Association today as negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran get underway in Lausanne, Switzerland: "This is about non proliferation. But it's also about so...
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Fifty Pro-Diplomacy Organizations Urge Senate to Reject Dangerous Iran Legislation
On the heels of a series of political stunts on Capitol Hill that have heightened partisanship and threatened to sabotage nuclear negotiations with Iran, 50 organizations sent a letter to the Senate today warning against legislation that would entrust Congress with expanded powers to block an...
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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Statement on Netanyahu's Speech
NIAC President Trita Parsi issued the following statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address before Congress: " In 2002, Benjamin Netanyahu 'guaranteed' Congress that the Iraq war would have 'enormous positive reverberations on the region.' Today, he 'guaranteed' that the...
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Monday, March 02, 2015
NIAC Urges Senate Against Harmful New Iran Legislation
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) released the following statement regarding new legislation, S.615 – the Iran Nuclear Accountability and Review Act , introduced by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ): "NIAC has serious concerns with this legislation...
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