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UANI Announces Launch of Peoria Billboard Calling on Caterpillar to End Business in Iran

February 16, 2010

February 16, 2010
Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb,
Phone: (212) 554-3296
UANI Announces Launch of Peoria Billboard Calling on Caterpillar to End Business in Iran

New York, NY –  United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)  today  announced the launch of a billboard in Peoria, Illinois located near Caterpillar’s corporate headquarters.  The billboard calls on Caterpillar to end its business in Iran.  The billboard faces southbound toward downtown Peoria is located at 3400 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61603.
The billboard reads “Today’s Work, Tomorrow’s Nuclear Iran?” and features images of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Caterpillar equipment.  Click here to view the billboard.
Caterpillar’s subsidiary, Lovat, carries out tunneling projects in Iran, and the Tehran-based Arya Machinery markets itself as the sole distributor of Caterpillar equipment in Iran.  Because of Caterpillar’s presence in Iran, UANI is deeply concerned by the misuse of Caterpillar equipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran’s LNG and Oil industry and for boring the tunnels that are necessary to hide and protect Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities.
Speaking about UANI’s billboard campaign, UANI President Ambassador Mark D. Wallace said:

Caterpillar’s sales of heavy equipment in Iran provide a crucial element to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.  The IRGC dominates Iran’s LNG and Oil industry and controls Iran’s nuclear program.  Caterpillar’s short term profit motive cannot be used as an excuse to support a regime that is a danger to global security.  We call on Caterpillar to immediately end all of its business in Iran.

Click here to view the billboard.

Click here to read UANI’s correspondence with Caterpillar.

Click here to call on Caterpillar to end its business in Iran.

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is a program of the American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran, Inc., a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran should concern every American and be unacceptable to the community of nations. Since 1979 the Iranian regime, most recently under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s leadership, has demonstrated increasingly threatening behavior and rhetoric toward the US and the West. Iran continues to defy the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations in their attempts to monitor its nuclear activities. A number of Arab states have warned that Iran’s development of nuclear weapons poses a threat to Middle East stability and could provoke a regional nuclear arms race. In short, the prospect of a nuclear armed Iran is a danger to world peace.

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is a non-partisan, broad-based coalition that is united in a commitment to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to become a regional super-power possessing nuclear weapons.  UANI is an issue-based coalition in which each coalition member will have its own interests as well as the collective goal of advancing an Iran free of nuclear weapons.

The Objectives of United Against a Nuclear Iran

  1. Inform the public about the nature of the Iranian regime, including its desire and intent to possess nuclear weapons, as well as Iran’s role as a state sponsor of global terrorism, and a major violator of human rights at home and abroad;
  2. Heighten awareness nationally and internationally about the danger that a nuclear armed Iran poses to the region and the world;
  3. Mobilize public support, utilize media outreach, and persuade our elected leaders to voice a robust and united American opposition to a nuclear Iran;
  4. Lay the groundwork for effective US policies in coordination with European and other allies;
  5. Persuade the regime in Tehran to desist from its quest for nuclear weapons, while striving not to punish the Iranian people, and;
  6. Promote efforts that focus on vigorous national and international, social, economic, political and diplomatic measures.

UANI is led by an advisory board of outstanding national figures representing all sectors of our country.

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