Baku, Azerbaijan, June 21
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian MP Mostafa Afzalifard has accused 55 Iranian companies of having ties with Israel.
Without unveiling the details Afzalifard said the Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi has already told in the parliament that currently there are no ties between the Iranian companies and Israel, meanwhile he was wrong, Iran's Fars news agency reported on June 21.
Afzalifard claimed that despite some changes in the shareholders of the companies the ties with Israel still remain.
Iran cut off all official relations with Israel after the 1979 revolution. Iran does not recognize Israel, and Iranian officials speak of Israel in statements as "Zionist regime" or "Occupied Palestine".
The officials of the Islamic Republic, including the so-called moderate president Hassan Rouhani have repeatedly announced that Iran is ready to normalize relations with all the countries excluding Israel.