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UANI – Press Release on Toxic Business

March 8, 2010

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2010
Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, press@uani.com
Phone: (212) 554-3296
 
New York Times Confirms that “Toxic” American-Based Companies Such as Shell, Ingersoll Rand, and Mazda Do Business with Iran while Receiving U.S. Taxpayer Dollars     
 
New York, NY – On Sunday the New York Times confirmed that U.S. companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, Ingersoll Rand and Mazda are doing business with Iran’s brutal regime while receiving U.S. taxpayer dollars.  UANI lists these companies on its Iran Business Registry, and has targeted them for conducting business with a brutal regime that is illegally developing nuclear weapons.  On June 30, 2009 UANI first called on Congress to guarantee to every American that their tax dollars are not paid to companies that do business with Iran.  Taxpayer support of such companies directly strengthens a regime that is developing nuclear weapons and that has brutally repressed its own people. 
 
In response to the story, UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace said “American-based companies such as Ingersoll Rand continue to operate in Iran and produce the machinery on which Iran’s nuclear program and oil and gas development depend.  At the same time, these companies benefit from millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.  UANI has also targeted Royal Dutch Shell for its extensive business in Iran and its failure to disclose adequately such business to shareholders and the SEC.  Given the extent of their business in Iran, such companies are too ‘toxic’ to do business with the United States.  The U.S. Government should end all contracts with companies that do business in Iran.  Companies must choose:  do business with Iran or do business with the U.S.”
 
UANI maintains on its Iran Business Registry a list of over 200 companies that have been reported to do business in Iran.  With the support of its tens of thousands of activists, UANI asks these companies to end their business in Iran. 
 
Click here to read the NYT Story.
 
Click here to read the ABC Iran Act.
 
Click here to view the Iran Business Registry.

Click here to read UANI’s June 30, 2009 Press Release.

 
 
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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