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Company Liebherr to End Its Business in Iran Following UANI Cranes
York, NY - On
Wednesday, United Against Nuclear
Iran (UANI) applauded
Swiss-German construction equipment manufacturer Liebherr for pledging
its business in Iran.
recent correspondence with UANI, Liebherr executives stated
that Liebherr "will cease all business operations in Iran."
Liebherr informed UANI that as of May 2011, it had
"informed [its] former customers and business associates in Iran that
companies of the Liebherr Group will cease their business activities
applauds Liebherr for its decision, which it made after
learning about the Iranian regime's use of construction cranes for
UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
is the fourth major crane company to pull out of Iran
following UANI's Cranes Campaign. UANI applauds Liebherr for its
good judgment and appreciates Liebherr's willingness to work with UANI
serious human rights issue.
Iranian regime's use of cranes to publicly hang its citizens
is truly disturbing, and it is driving more and more companies away
The world is showing the regime that its violations of international
human rights abuses will be met with consequences.
part of its "Cranes Campaign,"
UANI first called on Liebherr
to stop supplying cranes to
Iran in April, and noted that the government of Germany had expressed concerns
about the possibility of
Liebherr cranes being used by blacklisted Iranian shell companies to
Tehran's missile program.
highlights the Iranian
regime's abhorrent record of public executions by hanging its citizens
cranes. On July 6, Ambassador Wallace, in a Los Angeles Times
op-ed, "Iran's Execution Binge,"
Iranian regime's use of foreign construction cranes for public hangings
called on Liebherr and other crane manufacturers to "take the
stand of renouncing their business ties with the regime until Iran
civilized member of the international community."
joins crane manufacturers Tadano, Terex, and UNIC in
announcing an end to its business in
Iran following the Cranes Campaign.
here to learn
more about UANI's Cranes Campaign.