August 8, 2011
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Following Op-ed by UANI in Los Angeles Times, Another Crane Manufacturer, UNIC, Ends Business in Iran
New York, NY -United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) on Monday applauded Japanese crane manufacturer UNIC, which announced the end of its business in Iran following UANI's Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, "Iran's Execution Binge."
The July 6 Op-Ed by UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, detailed the Iranian regime's use of construction cranes for public hangings. Ambassador Wallace called on UNIC, among others, to end its business in Iran, writing that UNIC and others "should take the principled stand of renouncing their business ties with the regime until Iran becomes a civilized member of the international community."
Following the op-ed, UNIC officials wrote to UANI, stating that UNIC will not sell any more products to Iran, or derive any revenue from Iran, and "will not accept orders for any of our products if such products are known to be destined for Iran."
UANI commends UNIC for its responsible action.
Said Ambassador Wallace:
UNIC joins Tadano and Terex in pulling out of Iran following UANI's Cranes Campaign. UANI commends UNIC for refusing to do business in Iran and taking a stand against Iran's ghastly public execution binge. UANI calls on all crane companies to end their business in Iran and their indirect investment in Iran's barbaric execution campaign.
The UANI "Cranes Campaign" highlights the Iranian regime's abhorrent practice of executing individuals by hanging them from construction cranes, and the disturbing reality that these cranes are coming from Western and Asian companies.
Click here to view the Op-Ed on the Los Angeles Times website.
Click here to learn more about UANI's Cranes Campaign.