UANI in the News

  • The absence of U.S. leadership makes the world more dangerous than ever (op-ed)

    February 24, 2016
    Washington Post
    UANI Chairman Joseph Lieberman: "The simple fact is that there is more instability in the world today than at any time since the end of World War II. The threats come from emboldened expansionist powers such as Iran, Russia and China, and also terrorist aggressors such as the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. In short, the enemies of freedom are on the march...
  • With Nuclear Deal Implemented, What Happens Next? (A12)

    January 17, 2016
    New York Times
    "Economic relations, at least, are not expected to change much because of the other non-nuclear sanctions. Many American companies have little interest in navigating the complicated web of restrictions that remain in force for them. Critics of Iran in the United States who opposed the nuclear agreement have sought to emphasize what they call the resilient legal hazards for Americans.'U don’t think you’re going to see a flood of business into Iran right now,' said...
  • Legislators propose bill blocking state from investing in companies doing business with Iran

    November 15, 2015
    Associated Press
    "Republican legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit the state from investing in companies that do business in or with Iran, saying the measure would help blunt President Barack Obama's nuclear accord with that country... More than 1,000 corporations around the world do business in or with Iran, according to a database kept by United Against Nuclear Iran, a nonprofit group working to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
  • It’s Ohio Versus Iran as Republicans Use Pensions to Oppose Deal

    September 18, 2015
    Bloomberg
    "After Congress’s deadline to block Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran expired Thursday, Republicans are taking the fight to the states by vowing to preserve local sanctions. Thirty states and the District of Columbia restrict investments by pensions and public entities in companies doing business in the country, according to the group United Against Nuclear Iran. Fifteen Republican U.S. governors, including four presidential candidates, last week sent a letter to Obama saying they would fight...
  • White House pushes for Iran filibuster

    August 27, 2015
    Politico
    "President Barack Obama’s almost certain to get the Iran nuclear deal — but whether he gets there by filibuster or sustained veto could make all the difference. A Democratic filibuster in the Senate would be a clear victory for the president, allowing Obama to say that for all the political noise there wasn’t enough actual opposition to the nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic to even get to a final vote...
  • Critics Of Nuclear Deal Go On The Offensive Ahead Of Deadline

    June 30, 2015
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
    "A spot aired on national television by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan group whose founders include former U.S.
  • Critics make last-ditch effort to hamper Iranian deal

    June 29, 2015
    Al Monitor
    "Skeptics of the Obama administration’s nuclear talks with Iran are bringing maximum pressure to bear on negotiators ahead of the June 30 deadline for a deal. Key players both on and off Capitol Hill are raising their voices in the hopes of preventing what they say would be unacceptable concessions... United Against Nuclear Iran, under the presidency of former Obama administration arms control coordinator Gary Samore, for example has begun a multimillion TV and newspaper...
  • Crucial Questions Remain as Iran Nuclear Talks Approach Deadline (A3)

    June 28, 2015
    New York Times
    "The last days of talks are often the hardest. Gary Samore, Mr. Obama’s former adviser on weapons of mass destruction and is the president of a group called United Against a Nuclear Iran, offered some advice: 'Don’t make any more concessions to get a deal in early July. They need a deal more than we do.'"
  • White House, Foes Turn Up Heat Ahead of Iran Deadline

    June 25, 2015
    Agence France-Presse
    "Down-to-the-wire talks in Vienna this week will decide whether the United States can reach a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but a fierce lobbying battle in Washington may decide if it survives. For the last two years, those for and against an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program have traded newspaper opinion pieces, rolled out dueling advocacy campaigns and lobbied 'influencers' on the think tank circuit. But, days before the June 30 negotiating deadline, the...
  • Former Obama aides say U.S. needs tougher Iran nuclear deal

    June 25, 2015
    Reuters
    "A group of prominent American security advisers, including five with ties to President Barack Obama's first term, warned on Wednesday that a deal on curbing Iran's nuclear program was at risk of failing to provide adequate safeguards. In an open letter, the group of former U.S. officials and foreign policy experts cautioned that an Iran nuclear deal would 'fall short of meeting the administration's own standard of a 'good' agreement' unless it included a tougher...