NIAC Ambassadors for 2012

Iranian Americans active in their communities

National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is proud to announce the NIAC Ambassadors for 2012! The Ambassador Program was created to motivate Iranian Americans to get active in their communities and stay informed on issues that affect us most. The Ambassadors help plan and execute cultural events and maintain the line of communication between their peers and the NIAC staff in DC. They cover a wide range of age groups among themselves and come from various backgrounds, including recent Iranian immigrants, long-time immigrants, and Iranians born in the U.S. Pride in heritage and dedication to the advancement of the Iranian-American community are what drives the Ambassadors to volunteer their time. NIAC owes many of its prior achievements to the hard work and dedication of these exemplary individuals. For more information or for future Ambassador opportunities, please contact Nobar Elmi, Director of Community Outreach and Programming for National Iranian American Council at




by Fesenjoon2 on

Thats precisely the way you have to confront these NIAC junkies.

Ask them:

1. Are you willing to put Iran's human rights issues as a TOP priority in your organization? (i.e. take action, not just give sho'ar)?

2. Do you strongly advocate releasing all political prisoners in Iran?

3. Do you support moratorium on all executions?

4. Do you support bringing Islamic Republic war criminals to trial?

5. Do you support a secular Iran?

If the answer to any of these is NO or even a weak YES (usually accompanied by ands, ums, buts), then they are exactly what you called them: mouthpiece monkeys of the Islamic Republic. 


 I like the idea of 'day

by vildemose on

 I like the idea of 'day of service'...What does that entail?

A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.--Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.


Thank you NIAC,

by Albaloo on

This is very promising and will be beneficial for the Iranian community in the U.S. .


Yes to human rights Yes to

by Simorgh5555 on

Yes to human rights
Yes to release all political prisoners
Yes to moratorium on exexutions
Yes to bringing Islamic Republic war criminals to trial
Yes to secular Iran

iraj khan


by iraj khan on

This is what an opponent of NIAC who is pro assassination of Iranian scientists, pro war, pro sanction against Iran and an advocate of Israel's Lobby on this website says about NIAC:

'stop supporting these monkeys and denounce these traitors for the mouthpiece of the IR which they are'.

In response I say:


And that's what the majority of Iranian Americans and NIAC stand for. Only %3 of Iranian Americans support a war against Iran.

More information about NIAC and what they stand for could be accessed on their website: 


Jahanshah Javid

Not a priority

by Jahanshah Javid on

Simorgh, NIAC does do some human rights work, only not enough. It's just not their priority. There's a difference between not doing anything and doing something. I prefer something to nothing:



by Simorgh5555 on

You know very well that human rights are not and has never been part of the NIAC agenda. Many incidents fail to be reported in the Human Rights section despite being well documented in every international media source. Human Rights is merely window dressing to disguise their unequivical suport of the IR. Human Rights are always discussed in general terms and specific cases and details are often igmored. Every discussion of human rights is accompanied by a statement opposed to sanctions. Human Rigjts- whatever that means to NIAC is simply capitalised by them as part of the strategy to stop sanctions. Please stop supporting these monkeys and denounce these traitors for the mouthpiece of the IR which they are.

Jahanshah Javid

Thank you

by Jahanshah Javid on

Thank you for your good work and best of luck, but remember, repression and human rights abuses in Iran are immediate, urgent concerns.

People are wasting away in prison. They and their families have lost their livelihood. They are being tortured. Many have been sentenced to jail simply for expressing what they think. These are REAL and PRESENT threats to Iranian society, more so than a foreign military confrontation that may or may not happen.

As "ambassadors" you have a responsibility to expose and condemn the harm being done on a daily basis to innocent citizens under the repressive theocracy in Iran.

Good luck!

iraj khan


by iraj khan on

NIAC is funded exclusively by the Iranian-American community and grants from major US foundations, such as the Ploughshares Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


Where doe$ NIAC money come from?

by WeAreBlessed on

The rent of the Washington DC NIAC office costs a lot of money.  Paying for NIAC staff adds additional costs. 

Who pays for NIAC?

Where does NIAC money come from?

Answering these very simple questions will reveal a lot of information, not previously shared by NIAC personel. 

As an Iranian-American, I think I deserve to know where NIAC gets it funding, since this organization makes claims that it represents our interests. 

We want specific numbers (down to cent) for the past 7 years: all money coming in and all expedatures, on an Excel spreadsheet (at least 1 spreadsheet per year).  


Iraj Khan

by Simorgh5555 on

Why is it I never see an Iranian flag branded anywhere on a NIAC site? What is your flag, the splendid Shir o Khorshid or the ugly Allah one?

iraj khan


by iraj khan on

National Iranian American Council has announced the:

"National Iranian American Day of Service, March 3rd, 2012"

The Iranian New Year, Norooz, is a time of year to celebrate family, friends and the rebirth of nature.  It’s also a time for spring cleaning ‘khouneh tekouni’ and, according to some, setting the tone for the year ahead.   Last year, for the first time, hundreds of Iranian Americans from across the nation came together to give back all in the spirit of Norooz. 

In hopes of keeping this tradition alive, NIAC is proud to announce the 2nd Annual National Iranian American Day of
Service on Saturday, March 3.

Not only will this allow us to share a piece of our rich culture with our American friends and neighbors, but it will allow us to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most."

You can also watch a short video of last year's National Iranian American Day of Service at the above link. 


awww, who do they remind me of....

by Fesenjoon2 on

No, really.

Nice hip yuppies and professionals with ties and suits and smiling faces, who support relations with a tyrranical regime at the bottom of the pit of world civilization.

Now where have I seen such warm deceptive faces before.....

Oh, I remember:




by Simorgh5555 on

Toiling away night and day to do the IR's political work. A cowboy outiftters who are nothing but a publicity stunt for the IR.

G. Rahmanian

They look more

by G. Rahmanian on

They look more like Amway sales force than anything else!


Dual Personalities Disorders Line Up!

by Demo on


As alluring as 'Iranian American' stamp sounds, it is a psychological disorder of dual personalities! 2 be eual to 1? Just unheard of!

It is more like an Iranian (if for real!) wearing an American mask & vice versa.Or like an Ostrich, when asked to fly he claims to be a 'Camel' & when asked to carry load, he identifies himself as a 'Bird.' And as the copy cat of NIAC, this 'swift-footed 2-toed flightless ratite bird' when pursued hides his head in the sand and believes itself to be unseen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

iraj khan

Excellent work!

by iraj khan on

Iranian Americans need to get involved and interact with others.

NIAC is one of the organizations that is showing the way, thanks for posting it here.  


We need to get involve in our new country

by Sialashgar on

We need to orgenize.We love America just as much we love Iran

So we can't let others make all the decisions and we just watch.


Soosan Khanoom


by Soosan Khanoom on

I agree with you and that is why AIPAC / MEK Iranain hybrids are not happy with NIAC.  




What Iranians lack in the West, US specially...

by Bavafa on

Is involvement in their community, local and geo politics and any effort to unite Iranians, to give them a voice much like other minorities should be cheered and encouraged.

 I hail their effort in this regard.

'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory