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Iran studies direct flights to United States

Iran studies direct flights to United States

TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Iran is willing to consider a memorandum of understanding for direct flights to the United States, a national aviation director in Iran said.

Iran to train Iraqi oil workers

TEHRAN, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A national energy company in Iran said Monday it signed a deal with Iraqis to train them in field operations for oil and natural gas fields.

Iran's Zanganeh appoints new oil boss

TEHRAN, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced a decision to appoint new directors to national oil and natural gas companies.

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Iran bans flights during calls to prayer

TEHRAN, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Iran's Civil Aviation Organization announced aircraft will be prohibited from flying across the country during the call to prayer five times a day.

Iran denies buying Ukrainian missiles

MOSCOW, July 3 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry denies a Russian claim that Iran illegally bought cruise missiles in Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.

Iran blasts American president

TEHRAN, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Iran Sunday blasted President George W. Bush for his criticism of the Islamic Republic, saying Bush was seeking a "confrontation with the Muslim world."

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Iran rejects European offer, still talking

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Iran says it will continue enriching uranium, rejecting an offer by Europe for trade concessions and alternative technology in exchange for such a halt.

Iran denounces U.S. over Najaf

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iran Thursday denounced the U.S.-led attack on the holy Shiite center of Najaf in central Iraq, accusing American troops of desecrating the city's shrines.

Iran to restore relations with Egypt

TEHRAN, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Iran expects to restore full diplomatic relations with Egypt, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman announced Tuesday.

Iran relieved at capture of Saddam

TEHRAN, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Iran Sunday said it is relieved at the arrest of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and it shares the "jubilation of the Iraqi people on this occasion."

Iran tests long-range missile successfully

TEHRAN, July 7 (UPI) -- An Iranian foreign ministry official says Tehran successfully tested its long-range Shihab-III missile, capable of hitting targets more than 800 miles away.

Iran says "roadmap" to peace "impractical"

TEHRAN, May 26 (UPI) -- Iran on Monday called the "roadmap" to peace in the Middle East "impractical", saying it was another kind of "Oslo Accord" with more restrictions for Arabs and
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Hamid Reza Assefi (Persian: حمیدرضا آصفی ) was born in Mashad,Iran. Spokesman, Vice Minister of Parliamentary and Consular Affairs and Communication, and the Special Assistant to the Minister at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under President Khatami. He is now Iran's ambassador to the UAE.

He was an ambassador of Iran during 1994 till 1998. He was also Ambassador of Iran to France during the 1998 World Cup where he gave the Iranian fans flags and posters of the Iranian national football team.

On 12 February 2006 he stated that "I believe the crimes committed by the Zionist regime are greater than the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the Zionist regime is blackmailing the Europeans with the Holocaust."

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