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Chris de Burgh to visit Iran in May

Press TV -- Renowned Irish singer, Chris de Burgh, says he will visit Iran to decide whether to hold concerts with the country's Arian pop music group.

The 59-year-old musician announced on Tuesday that despite criticism he would visit Iran in May.

"I have been invited to go. Again, I know there are people who do not agree with this but I must tell those people ... we are not (my friends and I) politically naive," de Burgh told Al-Jazeera.

"We know the situation there. We know both sides of it. We are not going there to change the world, the culture. I am going to sing for people not leaders," he added.

"Just to show people that we are serious about this, we are going to make a trip at the end of May, for a few days, just to see what the situation is and then make a call on whether we can do the shows there or not," de Burgh said.

Chris de Burgh collaborated with Iran's Arian band in 2007 to sing 'A Melody for Peace'.

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