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The speaker is Trita Parsi, Founder and President of the National Iranian American Council. His talk is entitled: Trump, Bolton and the Iran Deal. Trump may end the Iran Nuclear deal before May 12 and has just appointed John Bolton as his National Security Advisor, who has publicly identified withdrawal from the deal as ...

A prisoner exchange in January 2016 that freed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-Americans also saw the U.S. make a ... Iranian-American art dealer Karan Vafadari and his Iranian wife, Afarin Neyssari, recently received 27-year and 16-year prison sentences respectively. rights
These experiences are why I helped to build an organization called Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) and dedicated my career to empowering young Iranian Americans. They find strength in defining their identity and culture for themselves through summer camps and leadership programs, bringing ... rights
Dean of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad says the Iranian university has started collaboration with the University of South Florida on earthquake studies. Keyvan Hosseini told a press conference on Tuesday that “the main contents of this memorandum of understanding are in the field of research on ... rights
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's weeklong visit to New York to defend Iran's nuclear and regional policies has drawn protests from an Iranian American group. Several dozen supporters of the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) joined a demonstration Monday across the ... rights

The Iranian-American Peace Bridge Exhibition hosted by Yeganeh Zamani showcases the various similarities between Iranian and American lifestyles through a series of photos taken by Iranian photographers at the HUB-Robeson Center Engagement Space on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. rights
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The Iranian-American woman who opened fire at YouTube's headquarters this week appears to have lashed out after she felt the company had censored her often bizarre videos- a motive that many found perplexing in Iran, where YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are blocked. rights
TEHRAN – An Iranian-American lawyer on Tuesday sworn in as U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for industry and analysis affairs. On March 19, the U.S. Senate agreed to appoint Nazak Nikakhtar as the assistant secretary of commerce for industry and analysis affairs. For over a decade, Nikakhtar has ... rights
Shahrooz Shekaraubi will tell you that his passion and work comes from the influence of his brother being a multifaceted artist. “He's a painter, musician and a poet,” Shekaraubi says. “It is because of him that I developed a strong passion and interest of Persian literature and that became my voice.”. rights
Republican Senator John Boozman and Democratic Senator Ben Cardin spoke to the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) on Thursday ... OIAC is a nonprofit group that seeks to mobilize Iranian-Americans to support what it calls the Iranian people's “struggle for democratic change” and a ... rights
Active in his local Iranian-American community and a founding member of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, Bahman was honored by the Iranian-American Technology Council in 2003 for his contributions to the field of technology. He was also elected to the IIT Board of Trustees in 2003. rights
When Samira Izadi Page arrived in Dallas nearly two decades ago, she experienced a generous Texas welcome from a local Baptist church that provided her Iranian family a fully furnished apartment. That first impression changed her life—setting her on the path to finally convert to Christianity, seek ... rights
March 1, 2018—The son of Iranian-American Karan Vafadari, who is imprisoned in Tehran's Evin Prison, said his stepmother, Afarin Neyssari, also imprisoned in Iran, fears for her husband's life after officials claimed without any evidence that two previous detainee deaths in January 2018 were suicides. rights
Democratic House District 47 candidate Anna Eskamani, an Orlando native born of Iranian immigrants, has garnered the national endorsement of the National Iranian American Council Action, her campaign announced Tuesday. Eskamani is just the second candidate the organization has endorsed this ... rights
The bi-partisan bill would also stipulate that Washington expedite the transfer of communications technologies to Iran in order to help activists circumvent regime-imposed censorship. Majid Sadeghpour, the Political Director for the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC), is likewise actively ... rights
Updates on the future of Karan Vafadari and his wife Afarin Neyssari have been infrequent and grim, but a recent letter written by Karan outlines the present situation. The couple are well-known art dealers and own a gallery in Tehran (notable for being the first privately-owned contemporary art space), and ... rights

WGN Chicago invited Muslim Iranian-American Hoda Katebi, who wears a hijab, on air to speak about her fashion blog. But the conversation suddenly switched from fashion to politics with a dash of xenophobia when one host asked her to talk about Iran and nuclear weapons, and the other told her “you ... rights
According to Dr. Hooshang Amirahmadi, President of the National Iranian American Council, while many Iranian Americans long for political change in Tehran, they are divided on how to achieve this and to what end. Some Iranian groups, he expounded, would like to see the re-emergence of a ... rights
WGN Chicago invited Muslim Iranian-American Hoda Katebi, who wears a hijab, on air to speak about her fashion blog. But the conversation suddenly switched from fashion to politics with a dash of xenophobia when one host asked her to talk about Iran and nuclear weapons, and the other told her “you ... rights
Hoda Katebi, an Iranian-American political fashion blogger who also identifies as Muslim, was interviewed live on WGN-TV last week where she was discussing her blog, JooJoo Azad, and her new book “Tehran Streetstyle.” The hosts began asking Katebi some very serious political questions to which she ... rights
In a letter smuggled out of Tehran's infamous Evin Prison last month, the Iranian-American art dealer Karan Vafadari outlined the charges he was convicted of and pleaded for international pressure to secure his and his wife's release. The letter — dated January 20, posted on his sister's blog earlier this ... rights
FILE PHOTO - Iranian-American Baquer Namazi is shown in this undated family handout picture released February 27, 2016. ... BEIRUT (Reuters) - The son of an 81-year-old Iranian-American jailed in Iran urged the authorities on Monday to allow his father to serve his sentence at home after he was ... rights
Founded and run by Iranian Americans, the summer camp fosters a sense of family between Iranian American youths, legitimizing their racialized experiences and celebrating a sense of kinship with other racially marginalized groups, such as Arab Americans. Running since 2006, the two-week program ... rights
Baquer Namazi, an 81-year-old Iranian-American, was sent back to jail in Iran, despite his declining health. A family lawyer says the move is tantamount to a death sentence. DAVID GREENE, HOST: The Iranian government is sending an 81-year-old Iranian-American back to jail. His name is Baquer ... rights
In a new letter from Evin Prison, Iranian-American art dealer Karan Vafadari has accused Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of pressuring the judiciary to impose heavy sentences on him and his wife, Afarin Neyssari. Vafadari's sister, Kateh Vafadari told the Center for Human Rights in Iran ... rights
An elderly American citizen has been readmitted to a notorious Iranian jail after treatment in hospital, a move even government medics say could lead to his death. Tags: Baquer Namazi, Iran, Evin Prison, Tehran, torture. An 81-year-old American has been readmitted to a notorious Iranian jail following ... rights
To all appearances, Ahmad Sheikhzadeh led the life of a typical New York academic. A 62-year-old Columbia University Ph.D., he lived alone in a small West Village rental, practiced yoga, attended lectures with friends, and conducted research at New York University's labyrinthine Bobst Library. rights
The judge presiding over the case of imprisoned Iranian-American gallery owners Karan Vafadari and his wife Afarin Neyssari has deliberately imposed an extraordinarily heavy bail to prevent them from being released pending their appeal, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. rights
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An 81-year-old Iranian-American man imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, has received a four-day leave from the Iranian government until Thursday after being discharged from a hospital, his lawyer said on Sunday. Earlier this month, Namazi, who was detained in February 2016 ... rights
(CNN) Baquer Namazi, an Iranian-American who has been imprisoned in Iran since February 2016, has been discharged from an Iranian hospital and granted a four-day leave by the Iranian government, according to his family and the State Department. Namazi is the father of American businessman ... rights
Dashcam Video Shows 'Senseless' Killing Of Iranian-American By Federal Cops, Lawyers Say. “I believe that the people who shot and killed Bijan should be held .... A first-generation Iranian-American, Ghaisar and sister were born in Virginia. His parents immigrated to the United States decades ago. rights
Among the crowd was a woman who said she survived torture. She blames official corruption. The group says this government needs to be overthrown. “This government does not represent the will of people,” said activist Bijan Afkami. “Iranian people are peace-loving people. But the government in Iran ... rights
The Trump administration's highest-ranking Iranian-American, who serves as its top antitrust regulator, has welcomed recent anti-government protests in Iran as a "heartening" development. In an interview with VOA Persian this month, Makan Delrahim described the weeklong anti-government protest ... rights
Iranian Americans are closely watching protests in Iran, where a government crackdown on demonstrators has led to the deaths of 21 people and the arrest of more than 400 over the past week. Thousands of counter demonstrators have marched to support the regime. Many in the Iranian community of ... rights
AUSTIN - An Iranian-American citizen living in Central Texas said the recent deadly Iran protests signal hope for the country's people. The last time there were protests of this magnitude was nearly a decade ago back in 2009. Now, Iran's interior minister said as many as 42,000 people have taken part in the ... rights
CARMICHAEL -- Dozens of Iranian-Americans gathered privately in Carmichael on Thursday to talk about the crisis in their homeland. Since December 28th, people have been taking to their streets to demonstrate about economic problems and basic human rights denied since the last uprisings 39 years ... rights
Iranian Americans have been closely watching protests in Iran. An Iranian government campaign against protesters led to the deaths of at least 21 people over the past week. More than 400 others were arrested. Thousands of Iranians have also taken part in pro-government demonstrations. Many Iranian ... rights
"Seeing the images bring back memories of those days that are still vivid in my mind ... but this time, it is different," said Bita Milanian, an Iranian-American community organizer. "People are more aware, have access to 'real' information and can't be brainwashed with false promises, as they were last time ... rights
S ofia Contemporary Gallery in London is hosting the first solo exhibition of artworks by Iranian-American artist Afruz Amiqi. The exhibition features nine sculptures made from a combination of steel, chain and mesh illuminated by light, along with eight drawings, the gallery's website wrote. Amiqi's works ... rights
SAN FRANCISCO - Yassamin Ansari, a member of PAAIA's Emerging Leaders program, an initiative designed to engage the next generation of Iranian Americans in policy and public service, recently spoke with PAAIA about the importance of supporting Iranian American candidates for public office. Ansari ... rights
Waving large Iranian flags and signs, nearly 6,000 passionate Iranian Americans of various faiths gathered outside the Federal Building in Westwood on Jan. 7 for a rally in support of their countrymen who have been protesting and rallying for freedom in dozens of Iranian cities since late December. rights
... the world, the Iranian Americans' Contributions Project (IACP) has launched a series .... What does being an Iranian-American mean to you? rights
Iranian international student Mohammad Reza, his wife, and his daughter all live in Dallas. The two parents are PhD candidates at The ... rights
Under the current sanctions regime, Iranian-Americans living in the U.S. are ... now, it is extremely difficult," Tara Kangarlou, a New York-based Iranian-American ... rights
Thank you, Bernie! On behalf of the National Iranian American Council and the Iranian-American community, we express our deepest gratitude ... rights
... some 1 million Iranian-Americans from directly sending cash to Iran. ... However, the Washington-based National Iranian American Council ... rights
With the goal of harnessing the untapped potential of Iranian-Americans, .... Can you share your thoughts on your Iranian-American identity? rights
Just as Najafi launched his initiative, Tara Kangarlou, a New York-based Iranian-American journalist, also started a personal fundraising to ... rights
California Governor Jerry Brown appoints Iranian-American Woman ... the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), a nonprofit, ... rights


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