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Iran law to ban the use of Israeli technology

(JTA) A bill passed last week on “confronting the hostile acts of the Zionist regime against peace and security” prevents any cooperation with Israel. That means the purchase and use of Israeli technology such as computer hardware and software, the Iranian Fars News Agency reported. President Hassan Rouhani issued the implementation order on Tuesday, May 25, according to Fars, the semi-official news agency of the Iranian government. 

The Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, said earlier this month that “any cooperation or spying for the Zionist regime is equal to enmity towards God and corruption on earth,” Fars reported. The law calls for action against Israel’s “warmongering and terrorist moves, siege (of Gaza), settlement construction, displacing the Palestinian people, and occupation of countries’ lands, including Golan.”

In March, the Iranian cleric Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi said it would be permissible to use a future vaccine against the coronavirus developed by Israel if “there is no substitute.” But he also said that, in general, “It is not permissible to buy and sell from Zionists and Israel.”

Main Photo: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, shown in January 2020, ordered the implementation of a law that “calls for action against Israel’s “warmongering and terrorist moves.” (Iranian Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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