FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2012
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]
Phone: (212) 554-3296
UANI Applauds Australia's WorleyParsons for Ending Business in Iran and Signing UANI's Iran Business Declaration
New York, NY - On Wednesday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded the Australian mining and energy services company WorleyParsons for ending its business in Iran.
WorleyParsons actively did business in Iran's oil and natural gas sector, yet in recent discussions with UANI, WorleyParsons stated that it has now discontinued all of its services in Iran and will refrain from any new ones.
WorleyParsons has signed UANI's Iran Business Declaration, confirming that neither it nor any affiliate:
- "Is or is currently planning on engaging in any business or in providing any goods or services in Iran or with Iranian-based business anywhere ..."
- "Is or will be a party to any agreement with any Iranian business or other entity or Iranian governmental author, or the owner of an equity interest in, any Iranian entity."
- "Owns or operates any plant, property, equipment, or other assets located in Iran."
UANI accepts WorleyParsons' pledge, and will list it as withdrawn on the Iran Business Registry.
Said UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
We applaud WorleyParsons for ending its business in Iran, and for signing UANI's Iran Business Declaration. WorleyParsons has sent the Iranian regime a message, that companies around the world will not continue to do business with a country that is pursuing an illegal nuclear weapons program, sponsoring terrorists, and brutalizing its own people.
We call on all businesses to pull out of Iran, and for the U.S., EU, and others to impose a full economic blockade on the Iranian regime.
WorleyParsons is the most recent company to sign UANI's Iran Business Declaration. In 2009, General Electric partnered with UANI to become the first signatory to the Iran Business Declaration. The IBD affirms that a company does not and will not conduct business in Iran.
Click here to view UANI's Iran Business Registry.