Iran welcomes expansion of ties with the USA
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Friday that Tehran believes the ideas for opening an American interests section in Tehran and inauguration of a direct flight between Iran and the US are worth considering by the two sides. "Over recent years, students, academics, researchers and also tourists have been voicing interest in travelling Iran from the US.
Iran welcomes the popular link. In response to the call and also (to address) the need of our dear compatriots in the US, we suggested in the past establishment of a direct air link between Iran and the US. Sometimes ago the idea of establishment of the US interests section in Iran was raised non-officially and through media. And we think that both the Iran-US direct flight and the idea of establishment of the US interests section in Iran can be considered by the two sides," said Mottaki.
According to IRNA, The Iranian minister made the remark in a press conference following a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ali Babacan on Friday. He adde he had held constructive talks with his Turkish counterpart on mutual commercial, economic and cultural cooperation. "The train of bilateral relations is in the friendship track, proceeding with a good momentum."
He said that Turkey has had a close watch over Iran's nuclear program. "We are thankful of Turkey for its constructive stances towards Iran's nuclear issue," he added.