Wednesday the 14th of May the OMV shareholders meeting is taking place in Vienna. Notwithstanding this fact, any support and legitimacy that this regime receives from the outside, especially from Europe, must be withdrawn. Simone Dinah Hartmann, spokesperson of stop THE bomb demands, "that the Iranian regime, which is the only one in the world that made denying the Holocaust part of its foreign policy, will not be given a podium for its propaganda in Vienna and at the. Considering statements given by Iranian opposition groups that at present a high-ranking delegation of OMV is staying in Iran to negotiate the concerns planned 22 billion Euro deal with the Regime, stop THE bomb answers with an open letter referring to a writing by the. Given the withdrawal of shell from sponsoring this conference, Simone Dinah Hartmann, spokesperson of the coaltion stop THE bomb which is active in speaking out against doing business with Iran, argues: Unlike shell the OMV seems to adhere to direct financing of economical support measures. In this letter Thomas Mayr-Harting, political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, describes the Austrian posoition regarding Iran and tries implicitly to legitimise deals of Austrian companies with Iran. Stop THE bomb accuses Austrian companies to expand their activities in Iran while international efforts for tighter sanctions to end the Iranian nuclear program have recently been growing. This is only one example showing how closely the fight against anti-Semitism is linked to the struggle for freedom in Iran. He described a diagram. "Espionage for Israel is one of the accusations habitually brought forward against oppositionists in Iran. Simone Dinah Hartmann, however, stresses that the two parties still have to prove, if such statements amount to a substantial change of the policy towards Iran.
According to reports issued from inside Iran by the Iranian opposition and managements role in euthanasia recently made public by social-democratic member of European Parliament Paulo Casaca, high-ranking representatives of OMV are to travel to Iran in the second half of May to finalize an agreement on oil extraction. Especially exiled Iranian organisations as the Democratic Party of Kurdistan Iran are incensed by the support for the murderous Mullah-regime. The conference will be opened with a screened video message by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel who is also a supporter of the stop THE bomb online petition against the commercial transaction of the Austrian OMV with Iran. The protest was subsequently dealt with by an excessive use of force. Stop THE bomb spokeswoman Simone Dinah Hartmann protests: If it is true that Raiffeisen takes over Iran based transactions of other banks, this constitutes an active circumvention of all efforts made toward a policy of effective sanctions a line of action that businesses like Siemens. OMV - Murder and More? Stop THE bomb activist Hiwa Bahrami of the Democratic Party Kurdistan-Iran calls for Austrias support of the Iranian freedom movement instead of courting the regime: "It will be hard to find partners in a free Iran in the future for those involved in deals with.
Die in Wien lebende Autorin Ceija Stojka, Überlebende der Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, Ravensbrück und Bergen-Belsen und Unterstützerin von stop THE bomb, verweist auf ihre traumatischen Erfahrungen im Nationalsozialismus und spannt den Bogen zu den aktuellen Gefahren: "Nach der Befreiung blieb die Angst mein ständiger Begleiter. Renewed protests announced for OMV shareholders' meeting stop THE bomb to confront board with its criticism of proposed deals with Iran On Wednesday, the OMV shareholders' meeting will take place at the Austria Center in Vienna. The role of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the history of the atomic bomb Atomic Bomb in the history of the the life of a dog United States of America Official. Stop THE bomb will hold a protest meeting on Saturday, 25th October, starting.30.m. The coalition stop THE bomb, which has been campaigning against doing business with the Iranian regime since the end of 2007, successfully staged protests at last year's shareholders' meeting, exposing the moral contradictions in OMV's policies.