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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Friday, November 01, 2019
NIAC Action Calls on Congress and 2020 Presidential Candidates to repeal Trump’s Muslim Ban Amid News of the Potential Addition of Impacted Countries
Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action , issued the following statement regarding the recent news that the Trump Administration is considering adding additional countries to the Muslim ban: “At a time when thousands of families are being torn apart by Donald Trump’s bigoted Muslim ban, the...
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Friday, July 12, 2019
NIAC Applauds House for Pulling U.S. Back from the Brink of War with Iran via Khanna-Gaetz Amendment
Moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a bipartisan amendment from Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to bar funding for an unauthorized war with Iran. The amendment passed with a final vote count of 251-170. The Khanna-Gaetz amendment was offered as part of the...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
NIAC Urges That U.S. and Iran Practice Restraint as Tensions Escalate
Following Iran's downing of a U.S. drone, the Trump Administration, flanked by National Security Council Advisor John Bolton, are reportedly exploring retaliatory measures the U.S. could take, including military options. In response to the latest escalations between the two countries, NIAC...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
NIAC Statement in Response to Reports of Downed U.S. Drone
Today, Iranian forces reportedly shot down a U.S. military drone after it had allegedly entered into Iranian territory. U.S. officials maintain that the incident occurred in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. In response, Sina Toossi, Research Associate at the National Iranian...
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Thursday, June 13, 2019
NIAC Statement on Latest Persian Gulf Tanker Attacks
Today, reports broke that for the second time this month two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz came under attack. U.S. officials were quick to blame Iran, while Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif seemed to deny the attacks and described them as "suspicious." In response to the reports that more...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Pro-Peace Coalition Delivers Petition Urging Congress to Block Trump's Path to War With Iran
Today, NIAC Action, Win Without War, MoveOn, J Street, Daily Kos, and CODEPINK delivered 249,000 petition signatures to the House Armed Services Committee members ahead of tomorrow's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) markup. The organizations called for the addition of an amendment to the...
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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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