UANI Announces Launch of Peoria Billboard Calling on Caterpillar to End Business in Iran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2010
Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, [email protected]

Phone: (212) 554-3296
 

UANI Announces Launch of Peoria
Billboard Calling on
Caterpillar to End Business in Iran

New York, NY
-  United Against Nuclear Iran
(UANI)  today  announced the launch of a billboard in
Peoria,
Illinois located near Caterpillar's corporate headquarters. 
The billboard
calls on Caterpillar to end its
business in Iran.  The billboard faces southbound toward
downtown Peoria
is located at 3400 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61603.
 
The billboard reads "Today's
Work, Tomorrow's Nuclear Iran?" and features images of Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad
and Caterpillar
equipment.  Click here to view the
billboard.
 
Caterpillar's subsidiary, Lovat, carries out
tunneling projects in Iran, and the Tehran-based Arya Machinery markets
itself
as the sole distributor of Caterpillar equipment in Iran. 
Because of
Caterpillar's presence in Iran, UANI is deeply concerned by the misuse
of
Caterpillar equipment by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in
Iran's LNG and
Oil industry and for boring the tunnels that are necessary to hide and
protect
Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities.
 
Speaking about UANI's billboard campaign, UANI
President Ambassador Mark D. Wallace said:

Caterpillar's sales of heavy
equipment in Iran provide a
crucial element to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.  The
IRGC
dominates Iran's LNG and Oil industry and controls Iran's nuclear
program.  Caterpillar's short term profit motive cannot be
used as an excuse
to support a regime that is a danger to global security.  We
call on
Caterpillar to immediately end all of its business in Iran.

 
Click here to view the
billboard.

Click here to read UANI's
correspondence with Caterpillar.

Click here to call on
Caterpillar to end its business in Iran.