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Jens Ulltveit-Moe, the president of the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO), had to face hard criticism for supporting Norwegian Statoil in the controversial Iran case, and the story continues. New information reveal that one of the NHO’s president own companies has paid large sums to Iranian business leaders.

The company Umoe Schat-Harding, owned by Ulltveit-Moe, has according to the Norwegian paper VG, sent NOK 1.2 millions (USD 170.000) to Iran to solve an argument regarding the sale of nine lifeboats to the Iranian oil giant IOEC.

Stinks

Ulltveit-Moe has had to face hard criticism after he in September publicly defended the Statoil leadership in the Iran scandal in TV 2 Nettavisen.

The NHO president admits that the case may be seen in a bad light.

“I think the whole thing just stinks, and I really do not like it,” Ulltveit-Moe said.

Ulltveit-Moe said that he will review the entire case when he returns from Brazil where he is on a business committee which is accompanying the Norwegian king and queen under their official visit to the country.

Got money after help

The management in Umoe Schat-Harding identifies the payment to Iran as a “return commission.” A document signed by Jarle Roth, Schat-Hardings then current head manager, the money “took care of the people who needed special attention in this case.”

The nine lifeboats the Umoe company sold to Iran were partly damaged during the transport and the Iranian oil company therefore refused to pay the rest of the costs, approximately NOK 7 million (USD 1 mill.).

After a payment of about one million Norwegian krone to an Iranian owned consultant company, Umoe Schat-Harding managed to get approximately five million from the oil company in Iran.

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