B’nai B’rith Writes To Royal Dutch Shell To Express Deep Disappointment In Company’s Resumption Of Business Ties With Iran
B’nai B’rith International has sent a letter to Royal Dutch Shell to express its deep disappointment that the oil giant has resumed business with the Iranian regime, despite recent international sanctions against Iran. In the letter, President Dennis W. Glick and Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin wrote:
“In the spring, Royal Dutch Shell announced it had not supplied gasoline to Iran since 2009, and B’nai B’rith commended the company. But at the time, B’nai B’rith also expressed concern that Shell had not severed all ties with Tehran.
It appears now that Shell is continuing to do business with Iran, and is doing so on a major scale. Troubling new reports find that Shell did more than a billion dollars in business with Iran’s state-owned oil company in recent months.
B’nai B’rith has long viewed comprehensive, deep international sanctions against Iran as a vital component in efforts to stop Tehran’s development of nuclear weapons.
We sincerely hope that your company reconsiders doing business with Iran. The potential for international instability as a result of an Iranian nuclear weapons program should suggest to multinational corporations like yours that complying with international sanctions is the most responsible approach to this threat.”