Testimonials

PRAISE FROM PRESS & PUBLIC OFFICIALS

  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL 18th District)

    “What I like, is they are in the weeds. You name a sector in the Iranian economy and they have been inside it, putting a lot of pressure on them. We’ve worked with them, especially on embargo and sanctions legislation. So many of the bills had their genesis with them.”

  • Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY 2nd District)

    “Part of their approach involves putting pressure on corporations to end existing business relationships with Iran. Along with their success on that front, UANI has used that experience to communicate effectively with members of Congress on how best to strengthen existing sanctions and ensure companies are complying with our laws.”

  • Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent

    "There are private groups in New York operating right now that are carrying out a covert war against the Iranian central bank, against their ability to print their own currency. And the economy is in free-fall."

  • Former Congressman Bob Turner, (R-NY 9th District)

    “UANI is the most effective bi-partisan organizationworking to effectively confront the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran, and it effectively and actively contributes to our efforts to stop the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. UANI’s programs, projects and resources, such as its ‘private sanctions’ campaigns’ as well as legislative and regulatory initiatives, effectively increase the economic pressure against Iran. At a time when the United States and the international community are working to isolate Iran diplomatically and economically, UANI’s work is essential.”

  • Dana Perino, Former Press Secretary to President Bush and Political Commentator for Fox News

    "There’s a wonderful group called United Against Nuclear Iran, a group based out of here [New York], and their goal is to help figure out ways to pressure Iran and Iran’s regime to stop its pursuit of a nuclear weapon. They’re the ones who helped design the new sanctions that President Obama then called for, that some people think are maybe having an impact. The automotive industry is huge there, and its helped support the Iranian regime – United Against Nuclear Iran got Porsche and Hyundai to both pull out of Iran. They will no longer be selling cars in Iran. And that is a way you can really put a dent in what the Iranian regime is able to do. Congratulations to them."

  • Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

    “I will note, according to United Against a Nuclear Iran, since the unanimous Senate adoption of the Menendez-Kirk sanctions on Iran, the Iranian currency has fallen 63 percent in its value measured against the U.S. dollar. Iran may actually have to miss a payment to Hezbollah which would be welcome indeed."

  • Sir Richard Dearlove, Former Head of the UK’s MI6

    "UANI has done a unique job in spotting the existing loopholes in the international sanctions regime. Increasing the transparency of current business transactions and providing much-needed information are simply two of the many contributions they have made to the multilateral effort to counter the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran."

  • New York Times

    “United Against Nuclear Iran… has become an annoying thorn to Iran, which regards it as a vigilante extension of a hostile American foreign policy… United Against Nuclear Iran’s monitoring system, called Minerva (an acronym for Marine Intelligence Network and Rogue Vessel Analysis) is one of many tools used by the group in an increasingly aggressive campaign. The group has claimed success for persuading dozens of multinational corporations to stop doing business with Iran. It was also among the first to pressure Swift, a global banking communications consortium, to expel sanctioned Iranian financial institutions last year.”

  • Brad Schneider (D-IL 10th District)

    "I want to thank the witnesses for being here today, for sharing your insights. I want to thank you for what you do every day. I don't think a day goes by where I am not reading something from UANI ... So, thank you."

Iranian Officials on UANI

Corporate Recognition

  • CORPORATE RECOGNITION

    "We [RSM] have made this decision because of the increased level of sanctions on Iran and rising concern about the country's political leadership. We agree with and support the work of UANI."

  • Ed Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton

    "In response to UANI’s campaign, Grant Thornton International immediately got in contact with UANI, saying that it wanted ‘to do the right thing and end any Iran exposure.'"

  • Chalos & Co, P.C. Law Firm, representing Brave Maritime Corporation Inc.

    "…one should not minimize the impact UANI’s enquiries have had… Owners are also grateful to UANI for having alerted them to the two calls to Iranian ports which had not been reported to Owners by the bareboat charterers either in advance or after the fact. Without this information Owners would have accepted the reported Charterers voyage itineraries on face value and, as we advised, these did not disclose the two Iranian port calls."

Iranian Officials on the Impact of Sanctions

  • Senior Iranian MP Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel

    February 4, 2015 "...the sanctions imposed against us are the most difficult in history."

  • Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei

    January 11, 2015 "Over the past three years, Iran's oil exports have declined by 1.5 mb/d [due to tough international sanctions] and it has inflicted more than $100 billion in losses on Iran."

  • President-elect Hassan Rouhani

    July 14, 2013 “For the first time since the imposed war [Iran's 1980s war with Iraq], our economic growth has been negative for two years in a row, and this is the first time that the negative growth is accompanied with high inflation -- the highest inflation in the region or perhaps in the world.”

  • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    June 10, 2013 "Some deny the effect of the sanctions in the first place and blame the government."

  • Finance Minister Shamseddin Hosseini

    June 10, 2013 "When have we ever been faced with such sanctions since the 1979 revolution? The situation was not even this difficult during the war [with Iraq in the 1980s]... We are faced with difficulties in repatriating our petrodollars due to the sanctions targeting our banking system."

  • Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Mayor of Tehran, June 10, 2013

    June 10, 2013 "I'm not saying that the sanctions have not caused any problems, but the government's mismanagement, which doesn't allow us to benefit from the country's huge capacity, is the main cause of the current situation."

  • President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    January 16, 2013 “Naturally the sanctions create a series of problems, including a slowdown in the country's growth, pressure on wide swathes of people who have a fixed income, disruption in foreign trade, and certainly a gap between classes.”

  • Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi

    January 7, 2013 “[Over the past nine months], there has been a 40% decline in oil sales and a 45% decrease in repatriating oil earnings."

  • Parliament speaker Ali Larijani

    October 29, 2012 “We are currently facing a financial drought. We will have a more difficult year ahead.”

  • Ayatollah Khamenei

    October 10, 2012 “They (sanctions) may create problems. Mismanagement may even increase these problems.”