Thursday, January 17, 2013

UANI Calls on German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce to Cease Its Inappropriate Operations


January 17, 2013
Contact: Nathan Carleton, 
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UANI Calls on German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce to Cease Its Inappropriate Operations

New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement regarding the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce's seminar reportedly held yesterday in Hamburg, called "Iran Sanctions: Practical Implications for German Companies:"

We call on the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce to cease its operations. The decision to hold this seminar was inappropriate at a time when EU nations--including Germany--are working to economically isolate the Iranian regime. Now is not the time for further economic collaboration between German businesses and Iran. We ask all German business to forgo work in, and collaboration with, Iran.

UANI's "Germany Campaign" highlights the extensive Iran business activities of German businesses, firms and entities. German businesses are bolstering the Iranian economy and expanding Iranian industrial capacity at a time when the international community is working to economically isolate the Iranian regime.

The German-Iranian Chamber's stated mission is to establish new trade links between the two countries, and expand existing cooperation. Unfortunately, Germany has consistently been the number one trade partner of Iran in the EU, and the presence of German companies in Iran undermines the effect of sanctions.

Recently, UANI has called on German firms such as MAN SE, Lufthansa, FEV, and KBA to end their business in Iran.

Click here to learn more about UANI's Germany Campaign.


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.
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