(San Francisco, CA)— Mayor Newsom has affirmed his commitment to limits on state contractors' business ties with the energy interests of Iran. As Governor, Newsom would sign an executive order requiring disclosure of any connection with the Iranian energy sector or any firm assisting the regime with sensitive technology.
"I am committed to divesting our state's interests from the energy sector of Iran," said Newsom. "Last month, I sent a letter of support for Iran divestiture to the board of SFERS and asked for updates on the board's progress on this issue. I would bring this commitment to Sacramento, working for transparency about and limits to ties to the oil-based Iranian regime."