NIAC Action

NIAC Action is the grassroots, civic action organization committed to advancing peace and championing the priorities of the Iranian-American community. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit and the 501(c)4 sister organization of the National Iranian American Council, which works to strengthen the Iranian-American community and promote greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
62 Organizations to Congress: Halt a March to War with Iran
In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations – including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War – sent a letter calling on Congress to pass legislation to...
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
NIAC Statement on Bolton's Latest Military Plans for Iran
Today, reports broke that John Bolton ordered updates to a military plan that detailed sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack U.S. forces or escalate its nuclear activities: In response, President of the National Iranian American Council, Jamal Abdi, issued the following...
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Monday, May 06, 2019
NIAC Statement on Reports that Iran Will Halt Compliance with Aspects of Nuclear Deal
In response to reports that Iran will halt its compliance with aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear deal, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), released the following statement: “We call on all parties to fully uphold their commitments...
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
NIAC Condemns the Iranian Government for the Executions of Two Minors
Today, reports emerged that two minors, 17-year old cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, were flogged and secretly executed in Iran on April 25. The two teenagers were arrested when they were 15 and convicted on rape charges. In response, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian...
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019
NIAC Statement on Introduction of NO BAN Act and Release of Muslim Ban Data
On the heels of new data revealing the widespread impact of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, and as legislation to repeal the ban gained its 100th cosponsor in the House and support from every Presidential candidate in the Senate, new legislation is being introduced in both chambers of...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
NIAC Responds to Reports that Trump May Designate IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization
Moments ago, reports emerged that the Trump Administration would potentially designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. In response, NIAC President Jamal Abdi said: “This potential designation isn’t about adding pressure on the IRGC, one of the most...
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
NIAC Urges Treasury to Remove Impediments to Iran Flood Relief Aid
NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement on the need for the Treasury Department to take steps to ensure that humanitarian relief efforts for victims of Iranian flooding is not impeded by U.S. sanctions: "Amid disastrous flooding that has devastated tens of thousands in Iran, we...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
Reentry to the Iran Nuclear Deal Emerging as Consensus Position
Following the Trump administration’s disastrous decision to reimpose nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, 2020 contenders, former policymakers, and experts have all urged a return to U.S. compliance with the landmark nonproliferation accord. This growing consensus highlights the dangers of the Trump...
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Friday, March 15, 2019
NIAC Condemns Horrific Attacks on Christchurch Mosques
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement after the Islamophobia-driven attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand: We are shocked and outraged by the unconscionable terrorist attacks on the al Noor and Linwood mosques in...
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Friday, March 08, 2019
NIAC Announces Gender Equity Initiative to Mark International Women’s Day 2019
Today, on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019, the National Iranian American Council is proud to announce its new Gender Equity Initiative. NIAC’s board of director unanimously voted to enshrine NIAC’s commitments to advancing gender equity both internally and externally. These include...
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