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, December 21, 2018
Iranian-American Group Thanks Rep. Jared Huffman, House Democrats for Pressing the Trump Administration on Ensuring Sanctions Do Not Block Humanitarian Goods from the Iranian People
Earlier today, a letter organized by Rep. Jared Huffman and signed by 14 members of Congress demanded that the Trump Administration ensure that sanctions do not result in the blocking of humanitarian goods - like food and medical items - from reaching the Iranian people. Jamal Abdi, President of...
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Iran Expert on the Announcement of US Troop Withdrawals from Syria
According to new reports , the United States is planning a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of US troops from Syria. In reaction to the news, Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement: “Keeping U.S. troops inside Syria laid the groundwork for a...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Pictures, Video: On Anniversary of Trump’s Muslim Ban, Impacted Individuals and Advocates Deliver Petitions with Over 150,000 Signatures to Congress
Today, one year after the Supreme Court allowed ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’ to go into effect, individuals impacted by Trump’s policy were joined by organizations including The National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the ACLU, NILC, CAIR National, SAALT, Advancing Justice | AAJC, MPower Change, CWS Global,...
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Tuesday, December 04, 2018
NIAC Action Praises Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Call to Return to JCPOA
Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Trump to return to the Iran nuclear accord in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing this morning: “As President Trump and his hawkish advisors continue to stoke...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Middle East Experts Praise Senate Vote on Pulling U.S.-Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen
Statement from Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council, a leading voice for the Iranian-American community and expert on US-Iranian relations: “Because the U.S. has provided a blank check for Saudi Arabia against Iran, the Yemeni people have been subjected to an...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
New Report Says U.S. Return to Iran Nuclear Deal is Possible, Urges Incoming Congress and 2020 Presidential Challengers to Make JCPOA Restoration Foreign Policy Priority
Today, the National Iranian American Council has launched a first-of-its-kind report detailing the urgency and legislative feasibility for the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The report makes the case that seeking to...
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Friday, November 02, 2018
Experts on the Reimposition of Sanctions on Iran in Violation of the Nuclear Deal
At midnight on Monday, President Trump’s snapback of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran will be finalized. While a portion of the sanctions previously waived under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came back into force on August 7 , the November 5 tranche of Iran sanctions includes many...
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Monday, July 23, 2018
NIAC Statement on Trump’s Tweet Threatening Iran War
Jamal Abdi, Vice President of Policy for the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement after Trump’s Sunday night tweet threatening war with Iran: “Trump’s crazed, all-caps tweet threatening Iran with war last night underscores the danger of supporting the Trump agenda...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
NIAC Outraged by Supreme Court Decision Upholding Muslim Ban
Jamal Abdi, Vice President of Policy at the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement following today’s Supreme Court decision upholding Presidential Proclamation 9645, commonly referred to as Muslim Ban 3.0 in the case of Hawaii v. Trump: “The effort to end the...
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Thursday, June 21, 2018
NIAC Action Applauds Senate Effort on Muslim Ban
NIAC Action released the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment from Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Patrick Leahy D-VT mandating Congressional oversight of the implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645, commonly referred to as Muslim Ban 3.0...
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