(AFP Photo) - Iran's Zam Zam Cola to quench pilgrims' thirst in Mecca (Wed 28 Aug, 06:28 PM)
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- As the United States prepares to launch a war against Iraq, a number of Arab and Muslim countries are preparing for what could be dubbed the "Coca-Cola war," a Saudi newspaper said Saturday.
The Saudi al-Watan daily reported that as the boycott of U.S. products was gaining ground in the Arab and Muslim worlds due to Washington's pro-Israel policies, some companies in the region have begun manufacturing similar products with similar trademark names.
Among these countries is Iran, which producing a soft drink named "Zam Zam Cola," named after the Zamzam holy spring water in Makkah. The company was founded in 1954 and was a longtime partner of Pepsi Cola until their contract was terminated after the 1979 Islamic revolution, the Pakistani daily Dawn said.
According al-Watan, Iran exported about 10 million cans of its cola to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf...