Publishe Date: 12:05 PM - 6/27/2013 | Print

Tehran welcomes direct Iran-US flights: Salehi

Politics - Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic welcomes the establishment of direct flights between Iranian and US cities after more than three decades.

“We welcome direct flights between Iran and the United States, and have no problem with it,” Salehi told IRNA on Wednesday.


“Launching direct flights is for the sake of public welfare, and we have no problem with this issue.”

On Tuesday, Mehr News Agency reported that necessary preparations were made to sign a memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of direct flights between Iran and the United States.

According to the report, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and the national Iranian flag carrier, Iran Air, are expected to transport passengers between Iran and the United States.
 

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