Monday, January 14, 2013

UANI Announces Addition of Latin America Experts Ambassadors Cresencio Arcos, Roger Noriega, and Otto Reich to Advisory Board


January 14, 2013
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UANI Announces Addition of Latin America Experts Ambassadors Cresencio Arcos, Roger Noriega, and Otto Reich to Advisory Board
Op-Ed by New Board Members and UANI CEO Featured in Today's South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Highlights Iran's Rising Influence in Latin America

New York, NY - On Monday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) announced the addition of three new board members: Ambassadors Cresencio S. Arcos, Jr., Roger F. Noriega, and Otto Reich.

The three new board members and UANI's CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, are authors of a new Op-Ed published today by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Iran: A Regional Threat Beyond the Middle East." 

In the Op-Ed, the UANI authors write that "the Iranian regime's effort to improve ties with Latin America is working," and call for the U.S. to "wake up to the reality that some of its neighbors in the Western Hemisphere are actively cooperating and facilitating Iran's nuclear ambitions and terrorist activities."

Ambassador Cresencio S. Arcos, Jr. was the first assistant secretary and director of International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, and senior deputy assistant secretary of state for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. He was appointed as a Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board by both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Ambassador Roger F. Noriega served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs under President George W. Bush. Previously, as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Noriega coordinated multilateral diplomacy to bolster trade, fight illicit drugs, and defend democracy.

Ambassador Otto Reich served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2001 to 2004, and as President George W. Bush's Special Envoy for Western Hemisphere Initiatives. In 1991 and 1992, Ambassador Reich served as Deputy U.S. Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Reich was U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela from 1986 to 1989.

Click here for more information about UANI's leadership and advisory board.
Click here to read the Op-Ed, "Iran: A Regional Threat Beyond the Middle East."


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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