Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signed Wednesday a new amendment to a law in the Islamic Republic that forbids the airing of advertisements for "Zionist companies." The blacklist of prohibited companies is comprised mainly of international companies, mainly American, owned by Jews or that operate branches in Israel.EOZ comments:
I cannot find any verification of the "Jewish-owned" part of this; Iran's PressTV merely says that the boycott was of Israeli companies.I was curious about the same point, so the graphic accompanying this IRIB story seems interesting. These are all Israeli companies?
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the implementation of a bill demanding major efforts to enforce a total boycott on goods with Israeli origin.It's hard to imagine IRIB with ads for Israeli products. We will return to our program calling for Israel's destruction after this word from Elite Coffee ....
According to the website of the Iranian government, President Ahmadinejad ordered the implementation of the pro-Palestinian bill, which was ratified by the Iranian Parliament earlier in June.
Iranian lawmakers agreed to task a committee with identifying Israeli companies and institutions to step up efforts for imposing a ban on Israeli products.
Under the Majlis bill, the Iranian Foreign Ministry is required to put forward a proposal for the boycott of Israeli commodities at international meetings including the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Non-Aligned Movement.
The ministry should also present annual reports on the activities of the committee to the Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
The bill also demands the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting not to air television and radio advertisement for Israeli products. [...]
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