NGO Coalition Urges US to Rethink Iran Policy

A network of human rights and humanitarian relief organizations is urging the U.S. government to lift its rules restricting American non-governmental organizations from engaging in projects in Iran. The group, led by the National Iranian American Council, has written to the U.S. Congress, Treasury Department and the State Department that the policies on Iran are hampering legitimate humanitarian efforts in the Middle Eastern country.

The letter was signed by NAIC, Children of Persia, Mercy Corps, Moms Against Poverty, Operation USA, Relief International, and the Washington office of the Mennonite Central Committee U.S.

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