According to Arabic language news outlet Al Arabiya, national leaders called for the immediate removal of the Zionist symbol after it was discovered in 2010 on top of the main building of Iran Air. Local reports say the building was “built by Israeli engineers” who worked in the country before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“It’s interesting that even 32 years after the victory of the revolution, this Zionist star symbol has yet to be removed from the building,” a local Iranian website wrote. Local reports also said that not only did the Iranian government hire Israeli engineers to build the airline’s headquarters, it also scheduled regular flights between Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport and Israel also sold weapons to the Iranian Shah in return for oil.
The incident is not the first time that the Star of David has sparked controversy in Iran. In August 2010, a Jewish star was spotted on a building in a main square in Tehran.
Iran severed all ties with Israel after the revolution and has been set upon removing the state of Israel ever since, including supporting terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas.