European Jewish Congress Challenges German Firms On Iran Trade

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EJC President Moshe Kantor commented on the recent release of data showing a 10% increase in exports to Iran over the first three quarters of 2008. Kantor stated that the trend is at odds with international efforts to isolate Iran and sends a disturbing signal about Germany’s true intentions on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The EJC President believes that Germany must do more to curb its trade with Iran.

“Words are important, but actions are what count. Germany’s actions are cause for grave concern,” Kantor warned. He went on to say that the problem of compliance with sanctions against Iran touches all of Europe and urged Germany, in particular, to redouble its efforts and sanctions