United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) warns of the significant legal, financial, and reputational risks associated with doing business in Iran. UANI highlights the links of Iranian enterprises to the regime, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and terrorist proxies, advising global companies to proceed with caution. Explore our resources to understand the consequences of doing business with the Iranian regime.

Reports & Resources

UANI Petition to Princeton University

The undersigned call on Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber to immediately…

Iran Risk Snapshot

Iran consistently ranks at or near the bottom of key measurements produced by leading think tanks,…

Business Risk Matrix

The Business Risk Matrix highlights 12 risks inherent to doing business in Iran.

Iran’s Misuse of Civilian Aircraft

Iran’s civil aviation industry has historically aided the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…

Iran News & Blogs

"Daniel Roth, director of research at United Against Nuclear Iran, said: 'Having already been fined well in excess of one billion dollars by US authorities over the past decade – for multiple…

UANI Research Director Daniel Roth interviewed: "British bank Standard Chartered, accused of helping Iran to circumvent sanctions."According to court documents in America, this bank transferred…

(New York, N.Y.) — In March, the Qatar Armed Forces “hosted and organized” the biannual Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) that paradoxically featured major U.S…

In the face of Iran’s unrelenting state-sponsored terrorism, nuclear advancement, and human rights abuses, businesses keep providing lifelines to Tehran. Although U.S. sanctions aim to curb these…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has obtained evidence suggesting an ongoing business relationship worth in excess of half a million dollars per year between the U.K.-based…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)’s recent investigation revealed, for the first time, that five German universities have close partnerships with Iran’s University of Religions…

"…This was discovered by the American organization United Against Nuclear Iran. The owner of the company, Pavel Březina, could not say how the militants got to its products. 'We have sold a total…

(New York, N.Y.) — A new investigation by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has, for the first time, revealed that several leading German universities have established close partnerships…

(Stockholm, Sweden / New York, N.Y) – At 11am (CEST), 28 September at the Riksdag in RÖ2 - Mittpoolen in Stockholm, Member of the Swedish Riksdag Alireza Akhondi and United Against Nuclear Iran (…

(Stockholm, Sweden / New York, N.Y.) – Coinciding with the one year anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s murder at the hands of the Islamic Republic’s morality police on September 16, elected Member of…

(New York, N.Y.) — This month, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) identified multiple European businesses believed to be actively engaging with Ozone Hobby, a U.S.-sanctioned entity known to…

(New York, N.Y.) – Warnings from the Biden administration that Russia is seeking to acquire additional military UAVs from the Islamic Republic for the war in Ukraine should prompt more serious…

‘Safe As Sweden’ Marketing Ignores Tourists Taken Hostage

(New York, N.Y.) – Nearly three full years after being taken hostage while in the Islamic Republic as a tourist, French national Benjamin…

(New York, N.Y.) — Law-abiding businesses around the world are increasingly under attack by elements of the Iranian regime engaging in the theft of intellectual property (IP). In an effort to…

(New York, N.Y.) — Researchers at Citizen Lab, based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, alleged in January 2023 that Canadian telecommunications company PortaOne agreed…

Supporting Iranian People Requires Further Action 

(New York, N.Y.) – In late December, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development announced the suspension of…

(New York, N.Y.) – Istanbul-based ASB Group, a giant energy conglomerate with locations in 14 countries, has developed into “the key infrastructure and leading front for oil export by the [IRGC]…

(New York, N.Y.) – Research by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) shows that a variety of Canadian companies and institutions appear to be providing strategic knowhow to Iran. UANI has contacted…

(New York, N.Y.) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has identified a handheld VHF Transceiver Two-Way Radio manufactured by Japan’s Icom Inc. (Icom) being used by Hezbollah, a U.S. designated…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is seeking clarification from financial institutions around the world who appear to be complicit in a multi-billion dollar Iranian sanctions…

(New York, N.Y.) — In furtherance of its correspondence with Turkish banks suspected of participating in an Iranian sanctions-evasion scheme worth billions of dollars in illicit trade and first…

(New York, N.Y.) – Research by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has found that the Swiss-based laboratory instrumentation and automation supplier Endress+Hauser features prominently as an…

(New York, N.Y.) – Despite its U.S. business interests and the threat of secondary sanctions, German electrical infrastructure firm OBO Bettermann appears to be engaged in the Islamic Republic.…

(New York, N.Y.) – As the U.S. increases its reliance upon economic tools to compel authoritarians and rogue regimes to modify their behaviors, businesses are at a greater risk than ever before of…

(New York, N.Y.) – Speaking to reporters at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told reporters, as Patrick Wintour of The…

(New York, N.Y.) — Iranian activist hackers affiliated with Cyber Shafarat in January published emails and documentation it obtained suggesting that U.S. and European businesses were engaged in…

(New York, N.Y.) – When 552 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded at the Port of Beirut in August 2020, killing more than 215 people and injuring thousands more, questions arose about who controlled…

(New York, N.Y.) – In an investigative report published today, the Wall Street Journal detailed how “Iran established a clandestine banking and finance system to handle tens of billions of dollars…

Boldrocchi Holds Contracts In Both U.S. And Iran

(New York, N.Y.) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has documented nearly $20 billion in fines against 535 companies and individuals since 1997…

(New York, N.Y.) – Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security outlines its primary aim and purpose as building “a safer, more peaceful world.” However, in a direct contradiction…

(New York, N.Y.) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has documented nearly $20 billion in fines against 535 companies and individuals since 1997 who have done business in Iran. For many of these…

(New York, N.Y.) – On January 11, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary for Sojitz, a Japanese general trading company, was fined more than $5 million by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of…

(New York, N.Y.) – Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro’s recent announcement that he will soon visit Iran demonstrates how eager Caracas is to grow its burgeoning relationship with Tehran to keep…

(New York, N.Y.) — In November, Italy-based oil and gas company Eni SpA stated that it had unwittingly purchased a consignment of sanctioned Iranian crude oil in 2019 from Iraq.

Since 1968…

(New York, N.Y.) — Since coming into office in February, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and his government have worked to distinguish itself from the previous government by asserting a view…

(New York, N.Y.) — In October, officials with the Adani Group – the largest ports operator in India – announced its intention to end its support for export and import of container cargoes from…

(New York, N.Y.) — Senior officials with the Biden Administration told reporters earlier this month that Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program has already “changed the balance of power in…

(New York, N.Y.) — Last month, prosecutors in Norway filed charges against a Norwegian University of Science and Technology professor believed to have invited researchers from the Islamic Republic…

(New York, N.Y.) — Last week, Michigan-based food and animal safety company Neogen Corp. disclosed in a public filing that it has been under investigation for potential violations of U.S.…

(New York, N.Y.) — As direct and indirect negotiations continue between Europeans, the U.S., Russia, China, and Iran to ease economic sanctions against Tehran in return for its compliance with the…

(New York, N.Y.) — In the run up to the recent Iranian presidential election, the Iranian Interests Section of the Embassy of Pakistan released an advisory outlining 29 polling stations across the…

(New York, N.Y.) — On World Intellectual Property Day, the international community recognizes the role intellectual property (IP) rights plays in creating a strong global economy. The Islamic…

(New York, N.Y.) — In January, ahead of the anniversary of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani’s assassination, lawmakers in the Iranian parliament…

Following UANI Advocacy, Italy to Ban Mahan Air Beginning in December

For more than ten years, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has warned governments around the world about the myriad of risks…

UANI Urging Italy & Spain to Follow France & Germany’s Examples

(New York, N.Y.) – For more than 10 years, United Against…

Conference Organizers to Host UANI Board Member & Senior Advisor in Iran’s Place

(New York, N.Y.) - After being warned by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) of potential exposure to U.S.…

Germany-Based Bürkert Initiates Legal Proceedings Against Iranian Company After Alert From UANI

(New York, NY) - For years, the European business community has fought against  the Iranian…

Contract Terminated For Iranian Sanction-Designated Entity

Two competing visions for how Europe should manage its interactions with Iran are playing out in real time. On the one hand,…

Following UANI Engagement, Pro-Iran Business Forum in Berlin Will Not Take Place

Following a series of engagements with United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the C5 group of London cancelled…

As Company’s CFO is Arrested, its Ties With Iran Come Under Increased Scrutiny 

News last week that Beijing-based Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer, Meng “Cathy”…

By: Daniel Roth and Jordan Steckler

The Iranian regime’s latest display of bombast regarding its Kowsar fighter jet is simply the latest in a string of public relations tricks…

This weekend, President Donald Trump will travel to Buenos Aires to attend the Group of Twenty (G20) gathering, where the theme will be “building consensus for fair and sustainable development.” A…

Tehran Fails to Meet International Banking Standards; Time to Take “Swift” Action

More than two years ago, Iranian officials promised the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that Tehran would…

Regime’s Currency Crisis Continues as UANI Calls for SWIFT Termination

It’s been less than six months since President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint…

Contrary to Warnings From So-called Experts, Businesses Worldwide Choose To Comply With U.S. Sanctions Despite Pressure From Political Leaders

The business community continues to make clear that…

  SWIFT, The Backbone Of Global Banking, Must Be Protected & Should Disconnect Iran From Its System

Since 1973, nearly all international bank transfers have been facilitated by a…

SWIFT, The Backbone Of Global Banking, Must Be Protected & Should Disconnect Iran From Its System

Since 1973, nearly all international bank transfers have been facilitated by a Brussels-based…

European Businesses Ignoring EU as Officials Threaten Sanctions for Leaving Iran; €50 Million “Aid” Package Prepared to Compensate Regime for Lost Revenues

The largest European companies are…

As Companies Exit Iran, the Country’s Ministry Of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is Responsible for Terrorism Abroad

Arguably Iran’s most feared state agency, the Ministry…

Despite Having No American Operations, Prospect Of Future Business With U.S. Far Outweighs Benefit Current Business In Iran

French automaker Renault in July became the latest in a…

Swiss Maritime Shipping Company Pulls Out Of Iran, Despite EU Efforts

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s (EU) lending bank, has thrown cold water on the EU’s plan to…

European Shipping Company Notes Iran’s Failure to Pay, Inability to Retrieve Payment

Late last night, Secretary of State Pompeo rang the final death knell for European-Iran business ties by…

Businesses Cite Legal, Political, Financial & Reputational Risks

In the weeks since President Trump announced the United States would officially leave the Joint…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2016 Contact: [email protected]

Risky Business: At First Iran Investment Summit in Singapore, a Parade of Projects Tied to Sanctioned Banks Business Risks…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2016 [email protected] UANI Calls on Sweden's Pomegranate Investment and Verisec to Reconsider Risky Iran Business Plans after High-Level…
For Immediate Release May 29, 2016Contact: [email protected] Risky Business: Former Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski sounds alarm about investment in Tehran Polish-…
For Immediate ReleaseMay 13. 2016Contact: [email protected] ICYMI: Chief Legal Officer of HSBC Bank Stuart Levey Says U.S. Government Can't Pressure Private Sector to Conduct Risky Iran…
For Immediate ReleaseMay 11. 2016Contact: [email protected] Risky Business: Why Secretary Kerry's remarks miss the mark about Iran and Europe's banks  "Just because Iran is…

In Case You Missed It: "The U.S. Should Go After Western Companies that are Working with the Regime"

On CNBC, UANI's Nathan Carleton Discusses Treasury's…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2013 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296

UANI Calls on Austria's Palfinger to End Business in Iran,…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 18, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296 

UANI Calls on Germany's FEV to Cease Business in…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296 

UANI Condemns MTN's Partnership with Iranian Regime,…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296   

UANI Calls on Ericsson to End Its Iran Business,…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296   

UANI Calls on Hispasat's Carlos Espinós…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 15, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296   

UANI Applauds Hong Kong's AsiaSat for Ending…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296   

UANI Calls on UNIDO to Stop Funding Projects in…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296   

UANI Applauds Canada's Telesat for Stopping the…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296

UANI Applauds Arqiva and Eutelsat for Ending Broadcast of Iranian…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296

UANI Calls on MTN to Clarify Whether It is Helping the Iranian…

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296  

UANI Calls on MTN to Retract Recent False…

On Tuesday April 3, 2012, UANI attended Nissan's Taxi of Tomorrow press conference. UANI asked Nissan Vice President Joe Castelli questions on Nissan's Iranian business. Mr. Castelli refused to…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2010 Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2010 Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2010 Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296