National Iranian American Council

Risk Level:
89% May harm your business future;

This entity is connected with designated / sanctioned entities who are helping Iranian Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

High Alert – Entity affiliated with Designated / Sanctioned / Illicit entities

Washington-based lobbying group that spreads misinformation in Congress and the media. Advocates an agreement allowing Iran to remain nuclear-capable;

NIAC has identified itself as a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization but has faced controversy in the past over allegations it has worked closely with the Iranian regime. The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is working to elect sympathetic congressional candidates and seeking to influence presidential candidates to benefit the Iranian regime;

Founded in 2002, NIAC has been described in the Iranian state-run media as “Iran’s lobby” in the United States since at least 2006. Documents released during a defamation lawsuit filed by NIAC against Seid Hassan Daioleslam, editor of the Iranian American Forum and one of the regime’s most public critics, were found to include correspondence between NIAC and Mohammed Javad Zaif, then Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations, according to The Daily Caller;

Ploughshares Fund, an institution ostensibly dedicated to promoting peace that has long been one of NIAC’s main sources of funding;

NIAC’s actions in favor of the Iran nuclear deal and increased diplomacy with Tehran also raised concerns in January, when the Free Beacon first reported that two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehran’s behalf, had been hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials;

“#NIAC is the most dangerous organization ever established & run by #Iran’s Islamic Regime abroad. Members of #NIAC are a bunch of fanatics & opportunists disguised as academics & intellectuals to serve the regime & protect its interests in the #US,” Babak Taghvaee tweeted using the hashtag. – (Iranian Regime using NIACLobbies4mullahs to express anger toward US-based lobby group – May 28, 2019)

Also Known As:

United States

PO Box 65439 Washington, DC 20035




Person of interests:
Trita Parsi
Jamal Abdi – President
Nicole Ataei – Director of Finance and Administration
Ryan Costello – Policy Director
Donna Farvard – National Organizing Director
Shervin Ghaffari – Policy Associate
Hamid Jahangard – Advancement Director
Mana Mostatabi – Communication’s Director
Keaton Quinn – Advancement Associate
Assal Rad – Research Fellow

Reason for the color:
» NIAC is Iran Regime controlled lobby in America;

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