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Restis' US lawsuit against UANI dismissed

Restis' US lawsuit against UANI dismissed
Greek shipping magnate Victor Restis’ lawsuit against United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) has been dismissed.

In a statement Restis’ Enterprise Shipping and Trading (EST) said its lawsuit had been dismissed by the US Government through its right to veto under the State Secrets Act.

EST attacked what it sees as misguided immunity for UANI, which it said had been proven not to be a real NGO.

“As a group of private enterprises, we sought fairness and transparency through the US Justice System, but we are disappointed that we have failed to have our day in court due to opaque reasons beyond our control,” EST stated.

“We can only express our concern that outfits like UANI have a government-granted license to defame and harass without any legal consequences.

 “We strongly feel that UANI’s purported mission, however noble it is, has been abused and the victims of this abuse cannot seek fairness due to what, we believe, is a misguided given immunity.”

Meanwhile UANI welcomed the dismissal of the lawsuit. “Since its filing we have consistently maintained that Mr. Restis' suit was meritless,” it said.

“United Against Nuclear Iran is a bipartisan not-for-profit policy and advocacy organisation that will not be silenced by intimidation or threat,” UANI added.