July 12, 2016

Lawmakers, activists pounce on companies flirting with Iran

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: Politico

Journalist Nahal Toosi

When Nokia received a letter from the group United Against Nuclear Iran warning it of the risk of investing in the Islamist-led country, the Finland-based company’s response was pointed. The technological services it offers, Nokia wrote on June 8, “are crucial for the development of strong civil societies and the realization of human rights.”

General Electric, meanwhile, told UANI straight up in a separate letter on Jan. 19 that it was exploring the Iranian market in part because it is “in the best interests of GE’s shareowners and other stakeholders.”

 

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  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes an...