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Webcast: UANI’s Ibsen highlights economic pressure on Iran

by Karmel Melamed

December 3, 2012 | 11:47 am

On November 29th David Ibsen, executive director of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), spoke to a large group of individuals at the Los Angeles based Unviersity Synagogue about the growing threat of Iran’s nuclear weapons program and what average Americans can do to stop Iran’s pursuit of these weapons. UANI is a nonpartisan advocacy group that seeks to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to obtain nuclear weapons by pressuring multi-national corporations from doing business with Iran’s regime and the regime’s infamous revolutionary guard. Their various campaigns against giant corporation worldwide has resulted in countless companies pulling millions of dollars in investments and business from Iran--  a move which UANI’s leadership believes will weaken the regime’s economy and ultimately halt their nuclear weapons program.

I had a chance to chat with Ibsen recently about his organization’s efforts to “name and shame” those multi-national corporations who do business with Iran. The following are clips from my interviews with him…



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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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