|US House of Representatives Approves Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015|
May 14, 2015, Washington DC - The US House of Representatives today approved the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a margin of 400 to 25. The vote comes a week after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the act, which will grant congressional oversight and potential vote on any deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
|District Court Rejects Challenge to Dismiss Discrimination Claims in Tabaddor Case|
May 7, 2015, Los Angeles, CA - In a ruling issued on April 23rd, U.S. District Judge George Wu rejected a motion by the federal government to dismiss Iranian American immigration judge Ashley Tabaddor's claim against the Department of Justice for employment discrimination based on race or national origin and gave her leave to amend a claim of religious discrimination.
|The Hill - Iranians Like America: We Should Take Advantage|
May 4, 2015, Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate deliberates on legislation that would require the Obama administration to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran to Congress, lawmakers would be wise to also implement policies that would support and engage one of the United States' greatest assets in the Middle East - the Iranian people.
|PAAIA Mentorship Success Story: Meet Sally Salari|
April 30, 2015, Washington, D.C. - In 2013, Sally Salari applied to the PAAIA Mentorship Program and was matched with Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh - a renowned New York plastic surgeon who has appeared on CNN, CBS 60 minutes, NBC Today Show, Discovery Health, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
|Deal or No Deal? Former American and Iranian Officials Weigh In|
April 22, 2015, Washington, D.C. - On Monday, April 20th, the U.S. Institute of Peace in conjunction with eight prominent think tanks held a panel discussion entitled, Deal or No Deal?, which explored the challenges ahead in the final days of negotiations between Iran and the international community.
|UPDATE: Jason Rezaian to be Tried on Espionage Charges in Iran|
April 15, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Jason Rezaian, an Iranian American correspondent at The Washington Post, is set to be tried on espionage charges by the Iranian court. According to reports, Rezaian is accused of transmitting sensitive economic and industrial information about Iran.
|UPDATE: Senate Committee Approves Iran Nuclear Agreement Act of 2015|
April 14, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act of 2015 by a margin of 19 to 0. The legislation was amended under compromise agreement between Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Senator Bob Croker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).
|Senate Should Place Iran Nuclear Vote on Hold|
April 14, 2015, Washington, D.C. - The framework agreement reached between the P5+1 and Iran represents an important step towards resolving the impasse over Iran's nuclear program peacefully. While the framework agreement provides a promising foundation to build on, many critical and difficult issues still remain.
|PAAIA and IABA Host Nowruz Celebration in New York|
April 10, 2015, New York, NY - On March 29th, 2015, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), in collaboration with the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) held its fifth annual Nowruz Celebration at the New York County Lawyers' Association building in Manhattan.
|UPDATES: P5+1 Iran Nuclear Negotiations Resource Center|
April 10, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Like much of the world, Iranian Americans have followed the Iran nuclear negotiations and ensuing developments with great interest. The PAAIA Public Policy Center is pleased to provide a resource page that provides easily accessible information about the on-going nuclear negotiations between Iran and the members of the P5+1.