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Opening up Iran's Nuke Installations to Tourists Requested

Director of Iranian-Swedish Investment and Tourism Agency requested the Iranian officials to issue the permission for tourists to visit Iran's nuclear installations.

Tehran, 9 November 2006 (CHN) -- A request has been submitted to the Iranian officials for the issuance of a special permission for tourists to visit the country's nuclear installations. The request was made through a formal letter sent to Esfandiyar Rahim Mashayi, President of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

Part of the letter, sent by Seyed Abdol-Hamid Tabatabayi, director of Iranian-Swedish Investment and Tourism Agency, reads: "I intend to do vast advertising on Iran's tourism potentials simultaneously in Sweden and the US with the aim of attracting tourists to Iran to observe its peaceful nuclear activities, enjoy skiing in Dizin and Shemshak ski resorts, as well as paying visits to the Persian historic sites in different cities within the country, while keeping in mind that such plan would be very costly for this Agency."

This is while the ICHTO president had previously announced Iran's readiness to provide facilities for foreign tourists to visit its nuclear installations. The plan aims at making clear to the world that Iran's nuclear activities are only meant to be used for peaceful purposes and that, unlike the widespread media and political propaganda, the country has no intention to make atomic bombs. However, opening up Iran's nuclear sites to tourists requires negotiations with the country's Supreme National Security Council, which are currently underway.

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