UANI in the News

  • 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.'"
  • Assessing the Iran nuclear deal one year after it was reached

    July 13, 2016
    Washington Post
    "'There are those of us who are concerned that unless there’s a change in Iran’s other egregious behavior, its nascent nuclear status is problematic,' said Mark Wallace, head of United Against Nuclear Iran, which opposed the deal and now is warning corporations of potential pitfalls."
  • Lawmakers, Activists Pounce on Companies Flirting with Iran

    July 12, 2016
    "These and dozens of other letters, shared with POLITICO by UANI, provide a glimpse into the ongoing struggle over the fate of the Iran nuclear deal. UANI and other opponents of the deal are urging companies to think twice before investing in the Iranian market... United Against Nuclear Iran, has aggressively tried to influence companies navigating the changed legal landscape. UANI insists it is not trying to derail the nuclear deal, but simply wants to...
  • Iran is as belligerent as ever (op-ed)

    June 30, 2016
    Israel Hayom
    UANI Chairman Joseph Lieberman and UANI board member Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata: "While some want us to see peace, moderation, and even friendship with Iran, the objective truth continues to be Iranian extremism, hostility, and violence. While some want to see lucrative business opportunities, the reality is that there are severe business risks in Iran that are too great to be ignored for the sake of short-term economic benefit."
  • Money-Laundering Standards Body Suspends Some Iran Restrictions

    June 24, 2016
    Wall Street Journal
    "There has been pressure on the FATF from U.S. interests to keep Iran on the blacklist. Pressure group United Against Nuclear Iran sent a letter to the body, saying no financial institution can afford the risk of investing in Iran until it reaches international standards."
  • Iran can create more problems for India than it can solve (op-ed)

    June 19, 2016
    New Indian Express
    UANI Chairman Joseph Lieberman: "In Iran, business is routinely intertwined with terrorism. Therefore, if Indian companies sign deals with Tehran, they will be lending support to its belligerent behaviour."
  • Former Mossad Director Joins Anti-Iran Organization

    June 18, 2016
    "Former Mossad director Tamir Pardo is joining the board of directors of the American non-profit United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), which operates internationally in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers posed by the Shiite state's regime."
  • Iran Said to Have Deal With Boeing to Buy Passenger Planes

    June 15, 2016
    New York Times
    "United Against Nuclear Iran, a New-York based advocacy organization, has claimed some responsibility for Iran’s frustration, through a campaign that warns companies that they could risk incurring American legal problems by engaging in business with Iranian entities. The organization claimed responsibility for the cancellation of an international forum on opportunities in Iran’s natural gas industry that had been scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Barcelona, Spain."