Tehran, Iran, February 19
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
A number of people who used to promote the campaign for not buying domestically made cars have been "identified", Iran’s Minister of Industry Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said.
"We have given their list to authorities," he said, accusing the campaigners of having conspired against one of the country’s booming economic sectors, ISNA news agency reported.
The minister has recently led a campaign in favor of an industrialism in Iran that disregards environmental concerns.
The "don’t buy" campaign which went viral in Iran last year tried to prevent Iranians from opening the way for a new flow of outdated cars into the market.
Just a week ago the same minister lashed out at the Department of Environment for not allowing the ministry to authorize mining in central Iran in an area preserved for saving an endangered species of zebras.