Senate Candidate Stands by HP Iran Ink Sales

2010-08-05 16:30:20

Published on 2010-08-05 16:30:20

A US senate candidate, who is a former chief executive officer (CEO) of Hewlett Packard (HP), has backed the firm's stance of selling printer ink in Iran.

According to, Texan Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for senator from California, told Lady Globes, an Israeli business magazine that HP's diligence and compliance with sanctions meant it sold printer ink in the country in a regulated and proper manner.

The Republican said HP's position was the same as Dell selling PCs and Apple selling iPhones in the country. And the emergence of technology channels into Iran was a positive thing, Fiorina said.

"I think in addition to crippling sanctions on the regime we should be encouraging elements of political reform inside Iran and one of the ways to do that is by selling communication in and out," Fiorina told the magazine.

Printer ink maker HP is set to showcase two new printers at a trade show in Sydney.

Posted by Johnny McMaster.

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