IRAN: Iran attacks “Zionist” Coke and Pepsi

By | 20 July 2006

Pepsi and Coca-Cola have become the subjects of anti-Zionist attacks in Iran.

The two US drinks companies have been accused by the country this week of funding Israel. Iran's state-run television has been repeatedly running a three-minute broadcast attacking several US companies for backing the country as its attacks on Lebanon continue.

"Pepsi stands for 'Pay Each Penny to Save Israel," the advert claims. "Zionists are the biggest shareholders in the soft drinks industry, and each year they make billions of dollars for their colonialist aims."

Coke, meanwhile, is also the brunt of anti-Israeli sentiment from the nation's authorities. "This firm openly supports Israel and has even said that it is ready to allocate a great deal of money to topple the Islamic republic," Iranian state television said.

"Unfortunately most of the streets of Arab nations are filled with commercials which advertise Israeli products," the broadcast continues. "For each purchase, the money is converted into bullets piercing the chests of Lebanese and Palestinian kids."

Despite calls by the country's president for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map," Iran maintains that its support of Lebanon's Hizbollah is only "moral".

Sectors: Soft drinks, Water

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