A Samsung ad that was airing on Israeli cable TV station Hot TV to promote the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has triggered a tough reaction from the Iranian Government. The advert meant for the Israeli audience but with part detail shot in Iran rubbed Iranian officials the wrong way. Here is the post from Iranian Presstv detailing the events that happened.
Head of Majlis Energy Committee Arsalan Fat’hipour said the double-urgency plan, aimed at imposing a complete ban on buying all Samsung products, would make the company regret making the insulting teaser.
South Korea’s giant manufacturer of electronic devices and home appliances produced a teaser shortly after the assassination of the Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan by Mossad agents in Tehran, in which Iran had been depicted as a primitive society.
The clip also implies that Israel is powerful enough to easily destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities or assassinate the country’s nuclear scientists.
The Iranian lawmaker added that forgetting the high volume of its trade with Iran, the company has produced the teaser to curry favor with Israel.
Fat’hipour said Samsung’s apology to the Iranian nation, though necessary, would not be enough and that the company must be held accountable for producing the teaser.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s Dubai office has issued a statement condemning the production of the teaser by the company’s Israel office.
Samsung’s public relations official in Tehran, Elaheh Taheri, told reporters on Thursday the clip had nothing to do with the South Korean company and that it had been produced by an Israeli cable TV station, Hot.