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Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:03 | by uaniadmin
In Case You Missed It: "Pressure by UANI and others Caused Porsche to Close its Tehran Showroom"
UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, Featured on Fox News Special About Luxury Good in Iran
August 3, 2012
AMY KELLOG, FOX NEWS: Exotic cars, lavish apartments, and sleek shopping complexes. Fox Files cameras captured these images inside the Islamic Republic of Iran. ...
MARK D. WALLACE, UNITED AGAINST NUCLEAR IRAN: What started ostensibly as a religious movement toppling the Shah in 1978 has evolved into a Mafia-like organization that imposes business on all elements of Iranian society.
KELLOG: Mark Wallace is a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform. He is currently CEO of United Against Nuclear Iran.
WALLACE: What you have seen since the revolution is the mullahs and the religious elites infiltrating that economy. ... Rafsanjani has been a dominant political and religious leader in Iran. ...
KELLOG: This system is kept in place by the iron fist of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps-- IRGC--the so called protectors of the Iranian regime.
WALLACE: The IRGC and the Iranian elites have for many years purchased and sought the finest of western goods. And unfortunately over the years, because of petro dollars, the elites have had the ability to purchase these goods.
KELLOG: Pressure by UANI and others caused Porsche to close its Tehran showroom. Currently, Fiat is under pressure to stop doing business with the Islamic Republic. In May, Fiat announced it was suspending sales there. ...
WALLACE: ... there still is illicit trade in Iran, and loopholes.... there have been reports that Iran is suffering from rampant inflation. ... So I think you are seeing a great people, an industrious and hard working people, who are fed up with the cronyism and the corruption of a theocratic dictatorship.
Click here to watch the full piece.