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NPA's programme in Iran 2001 – 2008

NPA's programme in Iran 2001 – 2008

NPA was contacted by Norsk Hydro in January 2001 and asked to assess the possibility of assisting Norsk Hydro in their planned seismic and drilling activities in the Anaran Exploration block in Iran. As NPA is a humanitarian actor, we do not engage in commercial activities, but at this point in time the general financial situation in NPA was problematic, and the NPA board allowed for NPA to engage with Norsk Hydro under the provision that the activities did not redirect resources from our humanitarian work with landmines and unexploded ordnance, and that the possible financial surplus from the work with Norsk Hydro was injected into the humanitarian portfolio.

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