Porsche leaves Iran to support anti-nuclear initiative
The statement by Porsche AG announcing that they were leaving Iran was plain and simple – declaring that Porsche is no longer engaged in any sort of business there, including ceasing new car sales and servicing of currently owned vehicle in the country. Porsche is the second global automaker to pull operations out of Iran after UANI and Bill De Blasio began requesting that these companies shut down their divisions doing business in Iran, joining Korean automaker Hyundai.
Now that Porsche and Hyundai have stopped doing business in Iran, there are 11 other automakers currently doing business there but UANI and Bill De Blasio plan to keep on these companies to pull out of Iran. Right now, Fiat, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota and Volvo are all still operating in Iran but with the rising pressure on these 11 companies to issue embargos on the country, we can expect this effort to continue until the Iranian nuclear program is put to rest.
Working to coerce these automakers into halting business in Iran is the website IranWatchList.com, where consumers can learn more about making their voices heard to these global companies – all of which rely heavily on the American consumer market to exist. You can click here for an interesting page on that website explaining the effort by UANI.
As part of the announcement of Porsche AG leaving Iran, Bill De Blasio offered this comment:
“That's two down, eleven to go. I applaud Porsche for making the right decision. Consumers here have the power to force these companies out of Iran and tighten the screws on Tehran's regime. Our message is clear: you can do business with the Iranian regime or you can do business with the American consumer--but you can't do both.”