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Isfahan council reached a consensus over Jahan Nama

Tehran- July 9, 2005(CHN) -- After a meeting which lasted over one hour and a half, members of Isfahan city council finally reached a firm consensus to reduce the elevation of Jahan Nama tower to prevent any intrusion to marginal space of Nqsh-e Jahan square, an Iranian World Heritage site which was on the verge of being placed in the endangered world heritage list.

Abas Haj Rasouliha, the general secretary of the council announced, "all members of the council are in favor of reducing the height of the tower, but yet we have not reached a final decision as it is not clear how much we should reduce the elevation and how it is possible to change the plans for the tower." He continued, "The answer to these questions is depended on accurate studies which are going to be done by experts in a short time."

Rasouliha indicated that the council we decide over details at the next meeting on Monday.

Mahmood Mohamadi, a member of the city council, who had left the meeting earlier this morning in protest to negligence in discussing the case of Jahan Nama, as it was not in the list of priorities of today's agenda, said, "the failure to reach a final decision in this meeting was due to disagreements among the members, however they were all in favor of reducing the elevation of the tower."

He added, "In my opinion, today, the case of Jahan Nama is not simply an issue of Local concerns, but it is one of the biggest National cases."

... Payvand News - 7/10/05 ... --

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