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Iran ready for sports cooperation with US, if athletes not fingerprinted

Tehran, July 11, IRNA - Vice-President and Head of the Physical Education Organization Mohammad Aliabadi said here Wednesday Iran is ready to have sports cooperation with the US, if its athletes are not fingerprinted upon arrival in the US.

Officials of the US National Olympic Committee has called on their Iranian counterparts to expand bilateral sports cooperation.

Speaking to IRNA at the end of a cabinet session, Aliabadi was asked about Foreign Ministry's opposition to sports cooperation with the US.

He said, "If Foreign Ministry has a comment in this regard, it should announce it to the Physical Education Organization." The vice-president added, "We have received nothing from the ministry."

Iran's National Olympic Committee has earlier said Iran's Foreign Ministry is against signing a sports agreement with the US.

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