Iran Steps up Anti-Israeli Boycott

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Iranian government has upped its boycott of Israeli goods, saying it will closely monitor the enforcement of a ban on Israeli products.

“No state- or non-state-owned company is allowed to sell Israeli products in the Islamic republic and the government closely monitors the matter,” said Iran’s Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Hojjatoleslam Mohammad-Reza Mir-Tajeddini.

Speaking at a conference titled “Popular Intifada and Boycotting Israeli Goods” late Thursday, Mir-Tajeddini condemned the “occupying nature” of the Israeli regime, IRNA reported.

He said that the only thing standing in the way of the regime attacking Middle East nations to realize its dream of an Israeli homeland stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates is the Islamic resistance.

The Iranian official added that Israel’s policies are facing growing international condemnation an example of which was the global outcry against the deadly attack on a Turkish-flagged aid convoy on May 31 and the recent reaction of the Lebanese army to the border violation of Israeli soldiers.

Quoting the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, Mir-Tajeddini said purchasing any Israeli commodities and contributing to Israeli interests is forbidden.

“Existing laws on boycotting Israeli products are not comprehensive,” said Mir-Tajeddini, adding that the ‘ministries of commerce, foreign affairs and intelligence as well as a judiciary institution would need to give their opinion on new companies so that necessary action can be taken against them by the government.’

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