Iran's parliament urges int'l ban on Israeli products

22:02, June 09, 2010      

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Iranian lawmakers approved a bill calling on the country's foreign ministry to launch a major international campaign to enforce an embargo of goods originating in Israel, local Press TV satellite channel reported on Wednesday.

The MPs agreed on Wednesday to task a committee with identifying Israeli companies and institutions in order to step up efforts to impose an international ban on Israeli products, the report said.

Under the parliament's call, the Iranian Foreign Ministry is required to put forward a proposal for boycotting Israeli commodities at international meetings, including these of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to Press TV.

The call came amid global outrage at an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid fleet last week, which left nine peace activists dead.

The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee, earlier used a stark rhetoric to condemn Israel's raid on the humanitarian flotilla, and called on Israel to lift its siege on Gaza and reopen all crossings to the strip so that humanitarian aid can be shipped into the territory.

Source: Xinhua


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