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Iran Says No Plans to Normalize Relations With US


Iran has attacked President Bush's planned trip to the Middle East and says it has no plans to normalize relations with the United States.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a new conference Sunday that Iran sees Mr. Bush's trip as interference in the countries of the region.

Hosseini also said Iran has no immediate plans to restore ties with America.

Iranian leaders have often said they would not establish ties with the United States unless Washington changes its behavior towards the Islamic Republic.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei suggested last Thursday that ties with Washington might one day be possible, although he said it would harm Iran to restore relations now.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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