Rouhani on the phone 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued an order to study how to reestablish
direct flights between Iran and the US, an Iranian official said
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.
Torkan also said
that Rouhani’s meeting on Friday with Iranians living in the US during his
recent trip has led him to stress the need to provide more services for Iranian
Rouhani spoke at the UN General Assembly last week and held
a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama on Friday as he was on
his way to leave New York City.
The US broke off relations with Iran in
1980 after Iranian students seized the US embassy in Tehran.