Iran Bans Coca-Cola, IBM And Other U.S. Brands

While U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are waiting to hear if they’ll get their American fast food faves back, people in Iran who are fans of U.S.-based brands like Coke and IBM are going to have to turn to the black market because the country’s government just isn’t having them anymore.

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared a ban on American companies and those that do business with Israel, which includes the aforementioned Coca-Cola and IBM as well as Intel and Nestle.

The ban is in response to renewed pressure and sanctions from the U.S. and the United Nations meant to convince Iran that pursuing a nuclear program.

Iran blacklists Coca-Cola, Nestle [ABC (Australia)]

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