Voted against UN Partition Plan and voted against admission of Israel to membership of UN. Iranian government refrained from recognizing Israel de jure despite de facto recognition. Relations severed on 18 February 1979. Does not accept Israeli passports, and the holders of Iranian passports are "not entitled to travel to the occupied Palestine"
What are the diplomatic challenges and advantages associated with a state receiving de jure recognition compared to de facto recognition, and how might these differing forms of recognition influence a state's international relations and standing in the global community?
Considering Iran's historical stance towards Israel, a critical question emerges regarding the diplomatic ramifications of not giving de jure recognition of a state. Generally speaking, and not Iran's situation specifically, how does this dual approach of de facto recognition and de jure non-recognition impact diplomatic relation between two countries?