Originally Posted by abu ronin
Interesting that AF would not be availiable in Iran. To the best of my knowledge, although there are political (not to mention religious) diferences between the(shia) Islamic republic and the (sunni) fiefdoms of the gulf, trade has remained robust.
The reason that AF can't be sold in Iran is a trademark battle between the Al Fakher Trading Company and an Iranian company that makes a moassel called Fakhur. The dispute is not a religious one. However, several of the Gulf states are American puppets and naturally they are not happy with the Islamic Republic. For the most part I think that my fellow Occidentals over state sectarian issues in the Middle East.