UANI Warns Italian Companies Eni, Fiat, Finmeccanica and Danieli of Enormous Financial, Legal, and Reputational Risks of Iran Business
New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the nonpartisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization known for its efforts to heighten awareness of the danger the Iranian regime poses to the world, today released a statement on the eve of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's visit to Iran, scheduled for April 12-13. UANI CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, UANI Chairman Senator Joseph Lieberman and UANI Advisory Board Member and former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi issued the following official statement in regard to Renzi's trip:
Following the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), UANI initiated an intensive international campaign warning companies worldwide about the substantial legal, financial, and reputational risks of doing business in Iran. UANI has identified a number of leading Italian companies in this campaign, and is currently in communication with the leadership of Eni, Finmeccanica, Fiat and Danieli to raise concerns about potential investment or pursuit of business deals in Iran.
As part of the launch, UANI also released an open letter detailing the many hazards that business with Iran could trigger, signed by dozens of prominent defense and foreign policy experts. Signatories include former Homeland Security Advisor Fran Townsend, former Acting and Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Senators Kit Bond and Norm Coleman, Ambassador Dennis Ross, and former National Security Advisor to the Vice President John Hannah, among others. The letter calls on the global business community to fully consider the potentially grave consequences of business ties to Iran, citing a host of risks.
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UANI is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group founded in 2008 by Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former CIA Director Jim Woolsey and Middle East Expert Dennis Ross, that seeks to heighten awareness of the danger the Iranian regime poses to the world.