FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2010
Contact: Kimmie Lipscomb, [email protected]
Phone: (212) 554-3296
UANI Applauds Congress for Passing Comprehensive Iran Sanctions Legislation
York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran
(UANI) applauds Congress for passing the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions,
Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (the "Iran SAD
Act"), which strengthens sanctions against Iran.
The Iran SAD
Act includes key provisions that preclude companies that do business in
from contracting with the U.S. Government. Now, companies
covered by this
legislation will have to choose between doing business with Iran and
business with the U.S.
UANI has been a longstanding advocate for the enactment of the Iran SAD Act. Last June, UANI introduced model legislation that would require companies that do business with the U.S. Government to certify that they do not conduct business in Iran. In October, UANI worked directly with Congressman Klein and Congressman Mica, to introduce the Accountability for Business Choices in Iran Act (ABC Iran Act) which is now incorporated in the Iran SAD Act.
Referring to the passage of the Iran SAD Act UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace said:
We applaud Congress for passing legislation that strengthens sanctions against Iran. These sanctions are an important step in limiting Iran's ability to enrich uranium and in ultimately preventing Iran from developing an illegal nuclear weapon. Now, companies covered by this legislation that do business with the U.S. Government must certify that they are not conducting business in Iran. By using the power of its purse strings, the U.S. Government can take significant action to economically isolate Iran.
UANI has led campaigns against a variety of companies that conduct business in Iran. Recently, UANI has targeted Honeywell for the business it conducts in Iran. Honeywell is currently aiding Iran in the development of the Arak Refinery, which will aid Iran's capacity to refine its own oil. Honeywell is also a major U.S. government contractor. UANI has called on the U.S. Government to debar Honeywell from all U.S. Government contracts until Honeywell ends its business in Iran. Of all companies that do business in Iran, Honeywell does the greatest amount of business with the U.S. Government - more than $12.9 billion over the past decade. Honeywell must choose between doing business in Iran and doing business with the United States.
Click here to call on Honeywell to end its business in Iran.
Click here to read the model legislation that UANI introduced last June.
Click here to learn about the ABC Iran Act.
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