FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2013
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]
Phone: (212) 554-3296
UANI Applauds KROHNE's Decision to End Business in Iran, Calls for Additional Action
In Statement, UANI Continues to Express Concern with Placeholder Office in Iran
New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement regarding German industrial manufacturer KROHNE, which today responded to UANI's campaign with a letter and press release stating that it has "ceased to do any business with Iran," and describing its business as being at "a virtual standstill":
We applaud the actions of KROHNE to lessen its business in Iran, and note its pledges to not honor certain past Iranian orders. We remain concerned, however, with KROHNE's decision to maintain its Tehran office. If KROHNE has no future business interests in Iran, then there is no need for it to maintain an office in the country.
KROHNE's stated wish to "assure continued service to our customers" by maintaining its Iran office is inconsistent with its decision to cease its Iran business. Any "customers" involved in Iran's petrochemical and industrial sectors are certainly involved with the Iranian regime and/or the IRGC.
Recently, UANI called attention to KROHNE's liaison office in Tehran and called on KROHNE to "immediately cease all Iran business activities." Wrote Ambassador Wallace: "UANI is concerned that KROHNE's apparent direct presence in Iran supports the regime's petrochemical production, and also enables the provision of technology and precision petrochemical machinery for Iran's new tanker construction."
KROHNE responded to UANI's campaign via letter and press release.
UANI's "Germany Campaign" highlights the extensive Iran business activities of German businesses, firms and entities. German businesses are bolstering the Iranian economy and expanding Iranian industrial capacity at a time when the international community is working to economically isolate the Iranian regime.
Click here to read UANI's March 29, 2013 letter to KROHNE.
Click here to learn more about UANI's Germany Campaign.