Telecom Provider MTN Should be Sanctioned Says UANI

Press Release
Friday, August 31, 2012

UANI urges Obama Administration to discipline MTN following evidence it conspired to bypass U.S. Sanctions against Iran.

(MTN Group Limited is a multi-national telecommunications group offering voice and data communications products and services to individuals and land/maritime businesses).

UANI ( United Against Nuclear Iran) Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement regarding new evidence that MTN actively conspired to bypass U.S. sanctions and procure U.S. technology for the Iranian regime:

"MTN’s corruption in Iran clearly has no bounds. MTN is willing to, and has done, whatever is necessary to give the Iranian regime what it seeks. MTN is a direct threat to U.S. national security interests and the human rights of the Iranian people.

The Obama administration must sanction MTN. It is unacceptable that MTN, a complicit partner of the Iranian regime, is still able to raise capital in the U.S., and has not had its assets and property blocked by the U.S. government.

The U.S. cannot assist MTN in repatriating its illegitimate profits that are now stuck in Iran. The U.S. should be sanctioning MTN, not helping it.

We call for a global boycott of MTN’s products and services.

MTN was a charter member of UANI's Iran Business Registry, launched in 2009, and a continuing focus of UANI’s Tech & Telecom Campaign. MTN is the primary partner of the Iranian regime's mobile telecommunications networks, as a 49% shareholder in MTN Irancell, the rest of which is owned by the regime itself. MTN has carried out orders from the regime to shut off text messaging and Skype during times of political protest, and reportedly has a floor in its Tehran headquarters where Iranian military officials compile and access tracking data."

[Statement ends.]




 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Judge Orders Migrant Boat to Remain in Custody

An Italian judge on Friday ordered that the presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank with the loss of more than 700 lives should remain in custody after prosecutors

Maritime Casualty Forum Held in Singapore

More than 250 shipping and insurance professionals gathered for the first ever Asian Maritime Casualty Forum held during Singapore Maritime Week.   The two-day conference,

Horizon's Hawaii Business Acquisition Cleared by DOJ

Horizon Lines, Inc. reported yesterday that, after a review by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, Horizon's proposed sales transaction with The

Communication

Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference

HINODE Events and Services Pvt Ltd., have announced the 4th Annual Conference on Salvage and Wreck Removal in India to be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Visakhapatnam on India's East Coast.

General Mills Strategically placed in Port Salford

General Mills UK & Ireland – responsible for a range of market-leading brands, including Old El Paso, Green Giant, Betty Crocker and Nature Valley – is to be

East to Succeed Rishton as Rolls-Royce CEO

John Rishton will retire as chief executive of Rolls-Royce on July 2, 2015 and will be succeeded by Warren East, whose appointment follows an extensive international search,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1141 sec (9 req/sec)