Thursday, January 26, 2006

These guys are standing waaaay too close to the uranium
Iran proposes resuming direct U.S. flights

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Civil Aviation Organization said Thursday it has proposed resuming direct flights between Iran and the United States after more than 25 years, despite political hostilities between the two countries.

Raza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for the aviation organization, said Iranians living in the United States had asked for the flights when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited New York to attend a U.N. meeting in September, and the Iranian leader directed the organization to consider the request.

"On Wednesday, we sent a letter to the head of the civil aviation in the United States declaring our readiness" to resume direct flights, Jafarzadeh said...

Iran and the United States severed air links when Washington broke relations in 1979 after Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and held the occupants hostage.

Iran's proposal comes amid an international impasse over a U.S.-backed push to bring the Islamic country before the U.N. Security Council over its nuclear program. The United States suspects Iran is trying to develop atomic weapons, a claim Tehran denies…


Blogger buckblog said...

I don't know. Maybe our first flight there should be a 747 full of special forces.

1/27/2006 3:23 AM  

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