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4/21/03

Iran to participate in world wrestling competitions in US

President of Iran's Wrestling Federation Mohammad-Reza Taleqani said in Qazvin on Sunday that Iran will participate in the World Championships of Freestyle Wrestling in New York in September, IRNA reported.

Taleqani said the problems that existed between the two countries regarding the participation of athletes from both sides in mutual competitions have been removed.

However, he did not give further details in that connection.

Taleqani also added that Kevin Jackson, the head coach of the US national wrestling squad, is due to head a team from a US college in Iran's Takhti Wrestling Competitions to be held in June.

"Yet, any further decision regarding the participation of the US team will be taken once the prevailing tense regional situation is over," he said.

Iran had last month boycotted the 2003 World Cup Wrestling Championship in Boise, Idaho, for the US failure to remove immigration checks on Iranian athletes that included fingerprinting.

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