UANI in the News

  • The comeback of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? (op-ed)

    August 23, 2016
    Jerusalem Post
    UANI Policy Director Jason Brodsky: "It is clear that Iran’s former firebrand-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president from 2005-2013, is attempting a political comeback. First were the well-timed media profiles of visitors making the pilgrimage to his home in Tehran’s Narmak neighborhood seeking favors; next, the Iranian press accounts of Ahmadinejad’s opportunistic trips to Iran’s provinces; then rumors from spokespeople that he intends to run for the presidency in 2017; and now a public letter to the...
  • Iran Arrests Dual-National on Security-Related Charges

    August 16, 2016
    Wall Street Journal
    “The regime sees hostage-taking as part and parcel of its foreign policy, said Barry Rosen, senior adviser with United Against Nuclear Iran, which advocates against Iran obtaining nuclear weapons. He was also one of 52 Americans held by Iran for 444 days during the 1979 hostage crisis. The recent spate of arrests were likely part of an internal standoff between Mr. Rouhani and Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards—a hard-line force charged with protecting Iran’s Islamic system,...
  • Iran isn't interested in the truth, law or decency (op-ed)

    August 13, 2016
    The Telegraph
    UANI Senior Advisor Barry Rosen argued that when it comes to Iran's detention of dual-nationals,"[t]ruth, international law and human decency never enter the equation." Drawing upon his more than year-long experience as a hostage, Rosen emphasized that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has two objectives in the detention of these individuals: extortion and embarrassment of the West and President Hassan Rouhani.
  • Concerns over $400 Million Payment to Iran

    August 9, 2016
    UANI Senior Advisor Barry Rosen, a survivor of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, interviews with CNN International to discuss the concerns over $400 million payment to Iran.
  • How to Deal with the Iranian Regime

    August 8, 2016
    Fox News
    UANI Senior Advisor Barry Rosen, survivor of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, weighs in on the controversial US payment to Iran on 'The O'Reilly Factor."
  • Congress was right: The Iran deal is a travesty — and Obama is to blame

    August 4, 2016
    "David Ibsen, president of United Against Nuclear Iran, told Salon that the recent detention of Robin Shahini, another U.S. citizen, is further evidence that Washington should be thwarting—not rewarding—Iran’s bad behavior. “The secret airlifting of $400 million in cash to the Iranian regime is just another example of the United States enabling the nefarious activities of the Ayatollah and his proxies,” he said."
  • Is a ‘secret’ American NGO blocking French investments in Iran?

    August 4, 2016
    France 24
    "According to its website, UANI aims to end economic support of the Iranian regime because of its 'role as a state sponsor of global terrorism, and a major violator of human rights at home and abroad'. UANI seeks to 'isolate the Iranian regime economically and diplomatically', according to the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive US think tank... Far from being a 'secret weapon', UANI has been an outspoken critic of Iran since the organisation’s...
  • Inside the Plan to Undo the Iran Nuclear Deal

    July 15, 2016
    "The pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has placed ads in major European newspapers, including a full-page spread in London’s Financial Times in March. UANI is another privately funded advocacy group, this one founded by leading Republican and Democrat national security officials, including former CIA chief James Woolsey, who is also FDD’s chairman, and Dennis Ross, who later advised Obama on Iran. Since the deal was approved, it has expanded resources warning of reputational...
  • Why Companies Should Not Do Business With Iran (op-ed)

    July 14, 2016
    Time Magazine
    UANI CEO Amb. Mark Wallace: "When Tehran reopened for global business after sanctions lifted one year ago, investors scrambled to be first into the last major frontier market opening to the outside world. A top British trade official described it as the 'biggest emerging market since the collapse of the Soviet Union'—offering access to a young and educated population, vast oil-and-gas reserves, and industries with huge, untapped potential. Iran capitalized on the excitement by orchestrating...
  • Sen. Joseph Lieberman: US Government’s Weak Behavior Enhances Iran’s Nefarious Activities

    July 13, 2016
    "The American government’s behavior has enhanced Iran’s inflammatory rhetoric and nefarious activity, former US senator Joseph Lieberman told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. "'If we are weak, Iran will take advantage of our weakness,' said Lieberman, chairman of advocacy group United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI). 'If we are strong, they will adjust their behavior as much as they feel they have to.'"