Israel Criticized for buying Pistachios grown in Iran

Pistachios are harvested primarily in the United States, China, and the Middle East.  The main exporter of pistachios in the Middle East is Iran.  And, apparently, Israel’s nuts import through Turkey are pistachios originally smuggled from Iran, a nation intent on the destruction of Israel.  I wonder why they aren’t buy pistachios from the United States?  Too expensive?  Wouldn’t the price be worth it considering the political implications?  And now that Israel plans to stop buying these nuts, will it damage Iran’s economy as a result?  Gives a whole new meaning to the words: Political Pistachio.

Iran's Pistachios Sold to Israel 

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Published in: on November 22, 2007 at 7:38 pm  Leave a Comment