Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi today welcomed the idea of establishment of direct flights to major U.S. cities, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
“We have no problem with the American people and welcome establishment of direct flights from Iran to the United States major cities,” Salehi said. (IRNA, 26 June)
Iran’s Mehr News Agency had reported on Tuesday that the U.S. officials were ready to allow the resumption of commercial flights to Iran. Mehr even named Delta as the first U.S. airline to resume flights to Tehran. The report has not been independently verified and it was not clear if under the current sanctions such flights could be resumed.