FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2012
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]
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UANI Applauds Italian Energy Company Edison for Withdrawing from Iran's Energy Sector
New York, NY- On Monday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded Italy's Edison SpA for withdrawing from Iran's energy sector.
UANI has been in consultations with Edison since November 2011, when it called on the firm to end its business in Iran as part of UANI's GAO Campaign.
Now, Edison has confirmed that it will "withdraw from Iran's energy sector, specifically its contract to explore Iran's Dayyer natural gas field."
Said UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
Edison has made the responsible decision to pull out of Iran's energy sector. We applaud Edison, and urge other firms cited by the GAO for their Iran activities - such as Daelim and Hyundai Heavy Industries - to follow suit. We thank Edison for their cooperation with UANI over the past months.
Edison is a prominent leader in Europe's energy sector, and has now sent the Iranian regime a powerful message. No longer will companies do business as usual with Iran as it pursues a nuclear weapons capability, sponsors terrorism worldwide, and oppresses its citizens.
In the GAO's 2011 report, Edison SpA was listed as one of sixteen foreign firms involved in the Iranian oil, gas, or petrochemical sectors, according to open sources.
Click here to read UANI's November 29 letter to Edison.
Click here to learn more about UANI's GAO Campaign.