The official dealership of BMW in Iran is Persia Khodro, a company owned by Rey investment group, which is under control of the Shah Abdol Azim shrine (in the city of Rey) whose director is personally appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader. This religious foundation is part of a vast financial empire directly under control of Iran’s supreme leader. The conglomerate and those who run it pay no taxes and effectively function independently from the state.
Blogger Saeed Gasseminejad goes on to make this point: “A good question to ask is why BMW is cooperating with this dangerous gang of intelligence officers and with a company that without a doubt is part of Ayatollah Khamenei’s financial empire. While ordinary Iranian people are under huge economic pressure, BMW is providing luxury cars for the scions of the corrupt Mullahs, IRGC officers and IRI officials.”
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