September 30, 2013
Iran Scores Breakthrough Meeting With Lawmakers as Diplomatic Thaw Builds : Groundbreaking Three-Hour Meeting Includes Mideast Hawks (Larry Cohler-Esses, September 30, 2013, Forward)
On Sunday night, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with a delegation of Congress members from both parties for three hours at the home of Iran's UN Ambassador."There were a lot of members present," said Marshall Breger, a former senior official in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, who was there. "And they included people normally considered hawkish."
Iran studies logistics with eye to resumption of direct flights to US (ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, 09/30/2013. Jerusalem Post)
The decision is seen as trying to solve transportation issues for Iranian citizens living in the US, the Iranian Tasnim News Agency quoted Akbar Torkan, a presidential adviser and the caretaker of the supreme council for Iranian expatriates' affairs, as stating."The president issued an order to study how it would be possible to establish direct flights between Iran and the United States of America in order to resolve the transportation problems of the [Iranian] compatriots residing in the US," he said.
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