Archive for August, 2010

Deutsche Iran-Exporteure stöhnen – zuviel Geschäft mit den Mullahs

August 30, 2010

Sanktionen hin, Sanktionen her, beständig wachsen die Deutschen Exporte in den Iran.

Wie Reuters heute meldet stiegen die Geschäfte mit dem menschenverachtenden Regime im Iran um 14%.

1,85 Mrd. Euro hat Deutschland im ersten Halbjahr daran verdient. Menschenrechte, Atomprogramm, Waffenprogramme ?

Egal für 1,85 Mrd. Euro kann man darauf keine Rücksicht nehmen. Das offizielle Berlin schweigt dazu.

Tobias Pierlings ein einsamer Sprecher des Wirtschaftsministeriums erblödet sich von  “Monats- und Quartalszahlen”

zu sprechen ” die keine passende Basis für Aussagen seien” und hofft wohl, daß so das doppelte Spiel der

Regierung Merkel weitergehen kann.

Weiter geht die Handelsförderung mit Iran, dezent verdeckt über Handelskammern, Auslandshandelskammern, Ländervereine.

Harte Sanktionen und gute Geschäfte, das sind  keine Widersprüche für diese Bundesregierung.

Schweiz die neue Drehscheibe für Geschäfte mit Iran

August 19, 2010

Ganz Europa belegt Iran seit dem 26.08.2010 mit wirtschaftlichen Sanktionen, um das Mullahregime in Tehran zu einer Abkehr von ihrem mörderischen Atomkurs zu bewegen. Ganz Europa ? Nein, die Schweiz geht einen Sonderweg und schließt sich den EU-Sanktionen nicht an. Schon am 24.08.2010, also vor der , veröffentlichten Schweizer Medien diese Entscheidung des Bundesrates und das damit verbundene Bekenntnis, daß den Eidgenossen der Profit wieder einmal vor Menschenrechten oder Solidarität mit der iranischen Opposition geht. So ganz wohl ist der S Regierung dabei wohl nicht, geschickt erscheinen nun flächenddeckend Artikel wie “Schweiz verschärft Iran-Sanktionen” und nur der aufmerksame Leser stellt fest, daß es sich dabei einfach nur um die Umsetzung der zahnlosen UN-Sanktionen handelt. Selbst Schweizer  Journalisten stellen fest, es gäbe wohl keine großen Konsequenzen für Schweizer  Unternehmen. Es geht hier, wie in Deutschland nur darum die öffentliche Meinung zu beeinflussen und ansonsten den maximalen, wirtschaftlichen Profit aus den Geschäftsbeziehungen zum Iran zu machen. Für das iranische Regime wird damit die Schweiz zu einem erstklassigen Kolaborateur für Geschäfte, die in den EU-Staaten nun schwieriger werden. Die lassen sich mühelos über das Alpenland abwickeln. Gegenüber Ländern wie China und Türkei verfügt die Schweiz zudem über eine perfekte Finanzinfrastruktur und der offenbar tiefsitzenden Überzeugung, daß auch das Geld der Mullahs eben nicht stinkt. Ohne massive Proteste hat die Schweiz damit die Gelegenheit sich zu einer entscheidenden Drehscheibe für Exporte nach Iran zu entwickeln und die ohnehin halbherzigen Sanktionen der EU massiv zu unterlaufen.

False statement of german official about exports to Iran

August 17, 2010

NGO blasts increase in German-Iran trade

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

08/17/2010 05:11 The Jerusalem Post

BERLIN – The German chapter of Stop the Bomb on Monday slammed Germany’s government and industry for rewarding “the [Islamic] regime’s rampant terror against the Iranian freedom movement.” It alleged that economic statistics indicated Germany continued to increase its trade in recent months with Iran.Trade boomed in May, according to the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg. German exports (€295 million) to Iran increased by 26 percent as compared to the same month in 2009. Imports soared by 34%.

….more …

However, Tobias Pierlings, a spokesman for the German Economics Ministry, wrote to the Post on Monday that “the remaining trade with Iran does not endanger Israel’s security” because it only involves the export of civilian products that require permits. “Beyond the existing sanctions, the federal government actively advises against trade with Iran in the energy sector within the framework of the discouragement strategy,” he said.

“The trade statistics on a monthly and quarterly basis are subject to heavy fluctuations. It is therefore not a suitable basis for statements on long-term tendencies. Looked at over the course of years, German exports to Iran have been declining overall,” he said.

Comment from Irangermany:

According to the official statistical german office destatis the german exports to Iran are since 2004 on a record level. The spokesman of the german ministry of economy is wrong his “framework of the discouragement strategy” produces top exports results for German companies and a strong support for the regime in Iran:

German exports to Iran up 11.5%

August 12, 2010

The germany based Free Iran Now network  quoted yesterday the  sincere doubts of experts if the new sanctions on Iran would really bite and force the regime in Tehran to change the political pass of suppression against the iranian people. At the same day the German-Iran Chamber in Hamburg published its newest figures about German Exports to Iran. The figures show an increase of 11,5% of the exports from Germany to the sanctioned Mullah-regime.

At the same time the vice-president of the of the German-Iran Chamber of Industry Tehran Ghazanfari confirms against german journalists: ” The sanctions don’t lead to anything“.  The two sister chambers are obviously not convinced that the time booming exports to Iran are over.

The statements come at a time where two cases show that German companies are ready to support the islamistic regime far beyond anything which is covered by german or european laws.  According to the German newsmagazine “Spiegel”  Siemens products were stopped by the German customs because the parts should contribute via Russia to the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr.

The police caught a company in Cologne which sold 30 airplane engines to Iran via Dubai, which should be used for the drone aircraft project of the Iranian regime.

The new sanctions will have to show very fast to be effective otherwise the only “bite” is the bite of German companies in the big cake of German-Iran business and again the people of Iran will experience how human rights and freedom will be sold for an economical advantage.

German Chamber in Iran breaks EU-sanctions

August 1, 2010

The German-Iran Chamber of Industry (AHK Iran), a part of the worldwide network of German bilateral Chambers abroad of the German Association of Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) cooperates with the Industrial Management Institute (IMI) an educational institute owned by the “Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation (IDRO) sanctioned and blacklisted by the European Union. Despite the fact that the EU in regulation 668/2010 freezes all assets of IDRO and its subsidiaries and bans any activity of the organisation which “controls various companies involved in work for the nuclear and missile programs and involved in procurement ” (EU 668/2010) the chamber cooperates with IMI in the field of MBA training courses for Iranian Topmanagers. The IDRO owned industrial management institute is the “selected academic regional partner in Iran” of the Chamber of Commerce. The public financed German-Iran Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Iran announced now a new MBA-programm in Tehran which targets governmental and privat sector Topmanagers to “Access a Unique Business Management and Academic Network Business Interactive Environment”. The master studying courses with professors from the German University of Wuerzburg offers: ” Effective Networking; getting direct access to the unique International business network of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK and IHK) with more then 6.600 experts and 49 branches world-wide”. Worth to mention that the Industrial Management Institute is one of the main and most influential part of IDRO because beside the academic studies they did more than 2500 consulting projects with private and governmental entities. The German-Iran Chamber of Commerce in Tehran is the official trade promotion organisation of the German government in Iran financed by the German Ministry of Economics.