TEHERAN – The leader of the Islamic Revolution backed a call by local manufacturers on Thursday to ban imports of home appliances from two South Korean companies – LG and Samsung – into Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei’s order came after a number of local home appliance manufacturers reported that reports of home appliance approvals from South Korean companies had surfaced and sought the guide’s help in this regard.
The demand comes because the leader of the Islamic Revolution in recent years has insisted on the importance of local production and prohibits the importation of goods of its kind made at home.
The leader of the Islamic Revolution backed the local manufacturers’ demand and wrote a letter to President Ebrahim Raisi asking whether the report on the imports of the two Korean companies was true, to break the spine â€. To be able to stand on their own two feet to some extent. “
“Stop this problem from arising,” Ayatollah Khamenei insisted in the letter.
Following the letter, the President ordered the Minister of Commerce and Industry to prevent household appliances from being imported from the two companies.
Reports of imports from South Korea are coming as Seoul has frozen approximately $ 7 billion of Iranian assets in recent years in response to illegal requests from the United States.
In addition, Samsung and LG left Iran when illegal sanctions were imposed on Iran, leaving a bad memory of themselves on Iranian citizens.
Before the leader’s order, some people and officials in the country said that companies that have left Iran alone in difficult days will not be allowed to return to the country even if the sanctions are lifted.
In the first sanctions before the 2015 nuclear deal – JCPOA – LG and Samsung did not leave Iran.
The East Asian country will strongly feel the ban on the two South Korean companies from the 85 million Iran market.