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Iran reverses decision to deny entry to US wrestling team for tournament

This is good news! Something that doesn't tend to get much coverage in the news! If Iran can take the initiative so can the US...

"The US wrestling team looks set to compete at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup after Iran has reversed its decision to deny entry visas, according to state media"





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At last after some good sportsmanship there is some good news between Iran and the US. The US wrestlers received a warm reception from fans and media when they visited Iran.




American wrestlers traveled to Kershmanshah, Iran, for the freestyle World Cup later this month, and were given a warm reception by fans and media. Two-time Olympian Jordan Burroughs — who beat Iranian Sadegh Goudarzi for gold in 2012 — shared the moment on his Instagram.




Despite a tense history between the United States and Iran, the two countries’ wrestling teams have often faced off. Their relationship on the wrestling mat was put in jeopardy after Donald Trump included Iran among banned countries in in an executive order regarding immigration and refugees. Iran, in turn, banned Americans from Iran and the event was put into jeopardy. After a judge stopped Trump’s executive order, Iran allowed the U.S. contingent to travel to Kershmanshah to compete.




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