My classmate and friend in a Seattle hospital residency would bring them back from Tehran. Unfortunately he could not return after the Shah was deposed and has remained in the US. I am sure Castro and Cuba have not been greatly affected by our not importing Cuban cigars....well maybe they have.
Wes Craven, director of 'Scream' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street', dies 76 (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. demands Israel crack down on illegal Iranian pistachio imports