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Iran Offers $20 A Head For American Tourists

From Iran’s biggest fans at the DNC’s Associated Press:

Iran Offering Cash to Travel Agents for American Tourists

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has said it would offer cash incentives to travel agencies to encourage Western tourists to visit the country, giving a premium for Americans, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday.

The proposal is Iran’s latest bid to reach out to ordinary Americans in an attempt by the Islamic Republic’s political leadership to show that its quarrel is with the U.S. administration — not U.S. citizens.

It came as the United Nations Security Council deliberates a draft resolution that would impose sanctions on Iran for its disputed nuclear program.

"Iran’s tourism department will pay US$20 per person to those who attract European or American tourists to the country," the agency quoted Mohammed Sharif Malakzadeh, deputy head of the department, as saying.

Visitors from other countries would earn travel agents US$10 a tourist, Malakzadeh said…

They must be running low on hostages and want to stock up.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, October 31st, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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