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7/28/07

US forbids journalists to visit Iran

Source: Press TV

A group of top editors from the National Geography who were on their way to Tehran have been forced to return home by the US officials.

2500 years of civilization is on display at Persepolis. A group of top editors from the National Geography who were on their way to Tehran have been forced to return home by the US officials.

The group including four top editors of the National Geography magazine was coming to Iran in order to visit the ancient sites of the country, meet Iranian professors and cultural officials, and plan to send a group of professional photographers and writers to Iran at a later date.

A member of Manhattan's Anthropology Museum in America has expressed sorrow over US efforts to prevent historical and cultural cooperation between Iran and US.

"The National Geography editorial board was traveling to Iran for purely cultural aims and stopping them runs counter to the freedom of the press and journalism regulations in America," he said.

Following their admission to the mistake in using a false name for the Persian Gulf, National Geography officials could finally get Iran's permission for a trip to the country, and now they feel angry at US for spoiling all the effort.

US officials had earlier prevented two US journalists from visiting Iran on a trip which was aimed at reporting the country's nuclear programs, IRIB news network reported.

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