Greek shipping magnate’s lawsuit could answer question, but is blocked by the Justice Department
…UANI’s charges that Restis is a “front-man” for Iran are thinly based on UANI’s possession of a proposal letter for Restis to meet Iranian officials in Greece and a second “consultancy engagement agreement letter.” UANI has refused to publicly release to the public either of the two letters which Restis claims are crude forgeries. On July 3, 2013 lawyers for Restis issued their own “cease and desist” letter to UANI managers which triggered more UANI accusations and adverse publicity, scuttling a planned initial public offering and other large business deals.
Restis has received many death threats as a result of UANI’s unrelenting campaign, being called “an evil, greasy, greedy bastard,” a “Greek fuck,” “animal,” “crook” and “Christian pig.” Restis is Jewish and claims he supports Israel and is opposed to Iran ever developing nuclear weapons. Visitor comments on UANI’s Facebook page urge “hang him,” “just shoot him” and “lock and load torpedoes.” Mr. Restis was approached by Rami Ungar, an Israeli shipping executive with no visible public connection to UANI according to court filings. Restis claims Ungar was a fixer who mysteriously knew all the details about the UANI situation. Ungar claimed that on behalf of the group’s supporters he was ï¿½authorized to try to resolve the issues.ï¿½ Restis is having none of it. In an April letter to the presiding judge, the Restis legal team claimed they uncovered information that UANI ï¿½is being funded by foreign interestsï¿½ that like Ungar, were presumably also from Israel. Restis filed court documents to compel not only Rami Ungar’s sworn testimony but also that of UANI advisor Meir Dagan, the Israeli former Mossad intelligence chief. Restis claims it was Mossad that served as the conduit between the source and UANI… More