NEW JERSEY (NEWSWATCH33) – An Iranian gas station owner has dropped fueling prices to $0.95 per gallon for unleaded gas due to the new deal President Obama has made with Iran.
Bahadur Azar, 52, of Paterson is the owner of an Mobil gas station in New Jersey. Azar was born in Iran in 1963, the same year as the Iranian uprising. Azar’s father was killed during the Iranian uprising against the Shah which lead to his mother seeking refuge in the United States in 1965. From age 2, Azar was raised as an Iranian-American. He attended high school in Paterson, NJ and went off to attend Temple University, graduating with a Bachelors degree in Business.
Azar finally obtained his citizenship in 1999 and from their everything worked out well for him. Azar worked for Fleet Bank, now Bank of America as a financial analysist. He invested his earnings into Google stock when the company went public in 2004. Azar instantly became a millionaire, taking his profits to a new business venture. Azar opened his first gas station with Mobil in 2007. Azar has attributed all of his success to America.
“I would have never thought that I would be this successful in this country. Growing up, I saw how the media potrayed Arabs and Persian people. Islam was never respected in this country but I never let that stop me from pursuing my dreams. I dedicated myself to proving I was an American. I love America! I Love President Obama,” said Azar.
In appreciation for the efforts that America is making towards building a better relation with Iran, Azar has offered unleaded gasoline for $0.95 per gallon for the rest of the week.
“I know that my competitors will have issues with what I am doing, but I do not care. I want to show Americans that I love them. I want to show President Obama that I appreciate his administration’s efforts to build a strong relationship with my home land. What he is doing shows me that America is a great place to live,” said Azar.
As of 1 p.m. lines at the New Jersey Mobil gas station wrapped around the block twice. New Jersey authorities have assisted with traffic re-routing until the they figure out if what Azar is doing is safe.