FBI Surveillance of Iranians After the Downing of Flight 655

by Paul Gottinger This month marks 31 years since the U.S. Navy ship, the USS Vincennes, shot down Iran Air flight 655, killing 290 Iranian civilians, including 66 children. The downing of the airliner on July 3, 1988 remains one… Continue Reading  

Trump Unites Iranian Americans

by Leila Mansouri Generations of Iranians like my parents have admired the United States for almost everything. They wanted their children to attend American universities, promoted America as the land of great opportunities, and proudly sent invitations to friends for… Continue Reading  

Prominent Iranian Americans Appeal to Trump to Maintain Nuclear Deal

by Jim Lobe         In a particularly eloquent and straightforward defense of the Iranian nuclear deal, 37 prominent Iranian Americans have appealed to Donald Trump to maintain U.S. compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)… Continue Reading  

Is President Obama listening to Iranian-Americans, too?

It’s the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) and on this day I’m missing my family, as well as thinking of the millions of Iranians who are dealing with the allegedly unintended consequences of the US-led sanctions regime on Iran. Iranian expatriates… Continue Reading  

Report: Iran Sanctions Harming Iranian-Americans

The Asian Law Caucus (ALC), in collaboration with the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) and several other Iranian-American organizations, has released a publication titled “Unintended Victims: The Impact of the Iran Sanctions on Iranian Americans.” News reports continue to spell… Continue Reading