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July 28, 2009
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UANI Applauds Congressman Klein for His Stance Against Doing Business with Iran
New York, NY – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauds Congressman Ron Klein’s statement on Wednesday that U.S. companies and any company receiving U.S. taxpayer dollars should not be doing business with Iran. Congressman Klein recognizes that Iran’s growing economic isolation provides a unique opportunity for action, and is ready to work with Congress to see that action is taken. On Wednesday, Congressman Klein said “I believe that Congress’s responsibility is to ensure that no US entity-and certainly no entity that is receiving taxpayer assistance or contracts-should be helping the Iranian government.”
“Congressman Klein’s statement sends a clear message that it is time for the U.S. government to stop doing business with companies that do business with Iran. Corporations that deal with Iran directly support and strengthen a dangerous regime that is developing nuclear weapons, brutally repressing its own people and sponsoring terrorism. Congressman Klein recognizes the strong role the U.S. government must play in removing its tax dollars from the equation. Again, we applaud Congressman Klein for taking this important stand. We look forward to partnering with him to reach UANI’s goal of stopping Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.” – Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, President, United Against Nuclear Iran
United Against Nuclear Iran on June 30, called for Congress to introduce legislation to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars are not paid to companies doing business with Iran. We also urged further action. Congress should enact an “Iran Business Certification Act” (the “IBC Act”). Under the terms of the IBC Act any firm or business receiving federal taxpayer funds such as by stimulus spending, bailout support or government contracting will be required to certify that they are not engaged in any business with Iran. UANI has proposed model language for such an Act. Click here for more information.
UANI calls on all companies to voluntarily declare themselves to be free of Iranian business by executing a pledge for publication in the Iran Business Registry. Click here for more information.
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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.
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