UANI Commends Siemens' Decision Not to Pursue New Business in Iran and Calls on Siemens to End All Current Contracts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2010
Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, [email protected]

Phone: (212) 554-3296
 

UANI
Commends Siemens' Decision Not to Pursue New
Business in Iran and Calls on Siemens to End All Current Contracts

 
New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran
(UANI) commends Siemens for its decision
not to pursue further business in Iran, but calls on Siemens to go
further and
sever all current contracts in Iran.
 
UANI lists Siemens on the Iran Business Registry
(IBR) for its business dealings in Iran, and has pressured Siemens
through a
number of campaigns to stop its business in Iran. 
 
UANI President, Ambassador Mark Wallace, said of the Siemens decision
"UANI commends Siemens for refusing to engage in new business in
Iran.  UANI's supporters have sent a clear message to Siemens
that its
continued business in Iran is unacceptable, and Siemens has responded
to that
message.  While refusing to conduct new business is a good
first step, we
call on Siemens to go further.  Siemens must end its current
contracts in
Iran and sign the Iran Business Declaration in order to publicly affirm
its
commitment.  Siemens' decision should serve as a wakeup call
to all
companies that the American people will not do business with those
companies
that work in Iran."
 
UANI has worked with a number of companies that have agreed not to do
business
in Iran.  In September, the Helmsley Hotel, Gotham Hall, and The Jumeirah Essex House
refused to host Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to the United
Nations.  General Electric signed
UANI's Iran Business Declaration
and affirmed its commitment not to do business in Iran.  Huntsman, this week,
announced that it would sever its business ties in Iran, including all
current
contracts. 

In July, UANI launched a successful campaign that called on the Los
Angeles
Metro Transit Authority (LA MTA) to preclude Siemens from bidding on a
new rail
car contract.  UANI also worked with Congress to introduce the
ABC Iran
Act of 2009 that would preclude multinational companies that
do business in
Iran, such as Siemens, from conducting business with the U.S.
Government. 
That piece of legislation was added as an amendment to the Iran Refined
Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009, which the U.S. House of
Representatives passed
in December.  A similar version is up for debate in the
Senate.   UANI's supporters have sent tens of
thousands of messages
calling on Siemens to halt its business in Iran.
 
Click here to call on Siemens
to stop its current business in Iran.
 
Click here to read about
Huntsman's decision to halt business in Iran.
 
Click here to read about GE's
commitment not to do business in Iran.
 

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