UANI Issues Statement Regarding Sasol’s Response to Louisiana Billboard
UANI’s Sasol Billboard Featured on KPLC-NBC’s “7News at Six” in Lake Charles,
[Click here to watch KPLC-NBC’s report about UANI’s Sasol billboard]
NEW YORK -- April 12, 2013
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued a
statement today regarding South African energy giant Sasol’s response to
UANI’s Sasol billboard. The billboard went up this week near Sasol’s Louisiana
offices and was reported as the lead story on yesterday’s KPLC-NBC “7News at
Six” in Lake Charles.
UANI’s billboard reads: “BEFORE YOU BUILD HERE, STOP BUILDING IN IRAN. SASOL
MUST CHOOSE: LOUISIANA OR IRAN’S TERRORIST REGIME. LEARN MORE @ UANI.COM”
Said UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
Once again, Sasol has acknowledged that it continues to do business in Iran.
Sasol has a responsibility to leave Iran, before it starts its multi-billion
dollar Louisiana energy project and reaps the benefits of working in the U.S.
Sasol has been saying it will leave Iran since 2011, but has yet to do so.
Once Sasol matches its words with action, we will gladly take down the Lake
Charles billboard and list Sasol as withdrawn from Iran.
UANI’s Sasol billboard is located along I-10, near Enterprise Boulevard, in
Lake Charles, near Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemical Plant.
Sasol maintains an active presence in Iran’s energy sector, partnering with a
sanctioned Iranian entity to operate two polyethylene plants. Sasol announced
in October 2011 its intention to divest from Iran, but has failed to follow
through on that commitment.
On February 2, 2013, the Shreveport Times published a UANI Op-Ed highlighting
Sasol’s business with the Iranian regime, and Sasol’s failure to end that
Since January, UANI has been publicly calling on Sasol to pull out of Iran.
Click here to watch KPLC’s report about UANI’s Sasol billboard.
Click here to view a graphic of the billboard.
Click here to view a live picture of the billboard.
Click here to read Ambassador Wallace’s Shreveport Times Op-Ed, “Make La.
Iran-free energy zone.”
Click here to read the full text of UANI’s January 3 letter to Sasol.
Click here to read UANI’s December 19 letter to Sasol.
Click here to send a message to Sasol.
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)
Nathan Carleton, 212-554-3296
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