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Iran bans US consumer goods: Minister

AFP , Thursday 5 Nov 2015
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Photo: Reuters)
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Iran is banning the entry of US consumer goods, the commerce and industry minister said Thursday, as the country prepares for a lifting of economic sanctions.

"In order to boost national production, it is necessary... to stop entry of American consumer goods and to prohibit products that symbolise the presence of the United States in the country," Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh wrote on his ministry's website.

The minister said the measure complies with a letter from Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month to President Hassan Rouhani calling for domestic goods production to be boosted.

Iran and world powers struck a landmark nuclear deal in July that will see a lifting of punishing economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme.

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Dan
07-11-2015 11:31pm
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I wonder if they will ban US dollars?
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Al
06-11-2015 03:52am
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Simply immature
There are a few legitimate reasons why a country would take a protectionist tack against US products, but to hastily ban all consumer goods in a political move demonstrate that the Iranian government is still politically immature and amateurs. Why now … If it is to boost local industries they can set taxes on import, if it is to protect the delicious Persian food from all the hormones, Antibiotics, GMO’s, and corn syrup poisoning American produce it’s understandable. But a political ban, now, after the deal got signed is simply shortsighted and just plain dumb!
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Allen
06-11-2015 12:19pm
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Al what is dumber is ....
Actually any one in their right mind negotiating a deal with these nut cases.
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