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Iran: Esfandiar Mashaei's Norouz Visit To New York Canceled

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

A visit to New York by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, the head of the presidential chief of staff, has been canceled. The cancellation followed opposition to the visit, the Mehr News Agency has learnt.

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei

Rahim Mashaei was expected to visit New York to participate in Noruz (Persian New Year) festivities with the Iranians living in the United States.

Mashaei is also the director the supreme council of Iranians living abroad.

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Rahim Mashaei is regarded with hostility by the conservatives for "advocating Iran vs. Islam"

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