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article imageIran welcomes direct flights with U.S.

By Saunon Malek     Jun 27, 2013 in Travel
Tehran - On Wednesday, Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi stated that his country would welcome direct flights between U.S. and Iranian cities.
"We have no problem with the American people and welcome establishment of direct flights from Iran to the United States major cities," he stated in an interview with IRNA. He also went on to say that "launching direct flights is for the sake of public welfare".
According to Press TV, the Mehr News Agency had released a report, claiming agents were working to carry out and effectuate direct flights between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States. Preparations were being made to sign a memorandum of understanding in regard to the establishment of the flights.
The report further went on to claim that the U.S. carrier Delta Airlines and Iran Air, would be the first companies to conduct the direct flights.
If both nations were to come to a concordance with the international flights, it would be the first major diplomatic act conducted since 1979, where the U.S. cut off all diplomatic ties after Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy and took captive several members, initiating the Iranian hostage crisis.
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