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Iran to publish Israeli-linked firms list

31 August 2010 8:10

Iran will publish a list of Israeli-linked companies by next week to apply sanctions against them, Iran’s Vice-President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad-Reza Mir-Tajeddini says.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry presented a list of multi-national companies with Israeli connections to the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission last week, Mir-Tajeddini told Mehr news agency on Monday.

The Iranian official further pointed out that the list will be published in the media upon an agreement made by the Iranian Parliament and the country’s government.

He went on to say that Israel has an influential economic cartel across the world and it is constantly establishing new companies under new brands and Iran will expose them after the anti-Israel sanction is applied.

In June, Iranian lawmakers approved a bill calling on the Foreign Ministry to establish a major effort to enforce a total embargo on Israeli goods. They agreed to task a committee with identifying Israeli companies and institutions.

The committee is comprised of representatives from the Central Bank of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting and the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economy and Finance, Commerce, Intelligence and Oil.

The Iranian lawmakers stipulated that the Foreign Ministry present the list to the Majlis within two months of the ratification of the bill.

The ministry should submit a report on the issue to the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission annually or whenever required.

The ministry has also been 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.

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