Iran state-media outlets are reporting that Iran has begun to blockade imports from the United States.
The news comes just months after the White House and the Ayatollah’s regime reached an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which the Obama administration hoped would help modify the Islamic Republic’s temperament towards the United States.
Iran’s state-run Press TV reports that Reza Nematzadeh, the regime’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade, ordered the blockade on Thursday for U.S. consumer products. Nematzadeh said his mandate came down from Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei, who directed the blockade in a recent letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
“Ayatollah Khamenei in his letter emphasized that the implementation of the JCPOA must lead to the promotion of the resistance economy – a self-dependent economy that he said must be created a few years ago to withstand the sanctions,” the report read.
In a statement delivered on his website, the Ayatollah said of the blockade on Sunday: “be watchful about irregular imports after lifting sanctions and seriously avoid importing consumer goods from the United States.”
On Saturday, Nematzadeh told state-media: “We will implement the blockade on imports of American goods in a directive.”Read the rest of the story HERE.
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