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Iranian TV Urges Boycott Of 'Zionist' Products


http://gdb.rferl.org/0440949E-A318-458E-87FE-D13FA0A034D9_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/0440949E-A318-458E-87FE-D13FA0A034D9_mw800_mh600.jpg An anti-Israeli banner in Tehran (Fars) July 19, 2006 -- Iran has launched a campaign urging consumers to stop buying "Zionist" products, ranging from Coca-Cola and Pepsi to Calvin Klein clothing and Intel computer chips.


The three-minute program, which is being shown on state television, accuses Coca-Cola of pledging money to topple the Iranian government.


State television did not address the future of Pepsi and Coca-Cola factories in Iran.


(AFP)

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