Iran takes steps to boycott Israeli products: official

13:43, August 20, 2010      

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Iran's Foreign Ministry has compiled a list of Israeli companies in a bid to push for a ban on Israeli products, local satellite Press TV reported on Thursday.

The ministry will present its first report on the list of Israeli companies and products to the parliament in the coming days, Iran's Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad- Reza Mir-Tajeddini was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Iran will take practical steps to push for boycotting Israeli commodities, he said.

In June, Iranian lawmakers approved a bill, calling on the country's Foreign Ministry to launch a major international campaign to boycott Israeli products.

Under the call, Iranian Foreign Ministry was required to put forward a proposal for boycotting Israeli goods at international meetings, including those of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), said Press TV.

The call came following an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid ship which left nine activists dead.

Source: Xinhua


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