Coca-Cola and Wrigley gum won’t see a newly-opened Iranian market. On Thursday, the Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh directed a blockade of American consumer goods, Press TV reports.
The minister said the decision is based on guidance from Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a letter to President Hassan Rouhani.
According to Khamenei, the nuclear accord with world powers reached in July, should help the Iranian economy become more independent, which should have happened years ago. This includes boosting national production and checking imports of US-made goods. Rouhani said he would comply with the guidance.
The Iranian media has reported Khamenei met with students, where he said the United States still remains the main enemy of Iran.
In mid-July in Vienna, Iran and the P5+1 countries finalized the text of an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).Under the JCPOA, limits will be put on Tehran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the removal of all economic and financial restrictions against the Islamic Republic related to its nuclear program.