Following Voestalpine’s Twitter Response, UANI Poses Simple Question: “Has @voestalpine ceased its Iran business activities

  Following Voestalpine’s Twitter Response, UANI Poses Simple Question: “Has
  @voestalpine ceased its Iran business activities?”

 Austrian Steel Conglomerate Responds to UANI Via Twitter, But Remains Silent
                         About Current Iran Business

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 1, 2014

Today, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) posed a series of simple questions
to Austrian steel conglomerate Voestalpine AG following Voestalpine’s Twitter
response to UANI.

Said UANI on its Twitter account, @UANI:

Has @voestalpine ceased its Iran business activities?

Has @voestalpine subsidiary Böhler Edelstahl ceased its Iran business
activities?

Has @voestalpine subsidiary Böhler PROFIL ceased its Iran business activities?

Has @voestalpine subsidiary Uddeholm ceased its Iran business activities?

Has @voestalpine subsidiary Associated Swedish Steels AB (ASSAB) ceased its
Iran business activities?

Has @voestalpine subsidiary Buderus Edelstahl ceased its Iran business
activities?

Has @voestalpine subsidiary Böhler Welding ceased its Iran business
activities?

Last week, UANI called on Voestalpine to go beyond merely stating that it does
not violate sanctions, and disclose, clarify, and swear off business in Iran.

Today, Voestalpine posted on its Twitter account (@voestalpine): “@UANI
voestalpine strictly follows any laws, treaties and sanctions regarding Iran.”

Regarding UANI’s concerns that Voestalpine this month deleted references to
Iran on some of its webpages and entirely removed other relevant webpages,
Voestalpine posted: “@UANI The motivation for changes on some websites was,
that the information regarding business relationships into Iran were not
up-to-date.”

Given that these responses do not address the basic question of whether
Voestalpine and its subsidiaries do business in Iran, UANI is asking
Voestalpine to clarify whether it and its subsidiaries are or are not still
active in Iran.

Voestalpine maintains a significant U.S. presence, and is set for a
groundbreaking this month of a $740 million iron ore processing plant in
Corpus Christi, Texas--touted as the company's "largest foreign investment to
date."

UANI's Trade Delegation Campaign tracks Austrian and French companies that are
exploring the Iranian market following the implementation of the Geneva
interim agreement.

Click here to read UANI’s March 20 letter to Voestalpine.

Click here to read UANI's March 3 letter to Voestalpine.

Click here to send a message to Voestalpine.

Click here to learn more about UANI's Austria Trade Delegation Campaign.

Contact:

United Against Nuclear Iran
Nathan Carleton, 212-554-3296
press@uani.com
 
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