Iran to boycott wrestling and fencing tournaments

Updated: May 24, 2004, 6:10 PM ET
Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran will boycott wrestling and fencing tournaments in Atlanta and New York next month to protest American forces' actions in Shiite holy cities in Iraq, dealing a setback to the sports diplomacy between the two nations.

The announcements Monday came one day after Iran's Foreign Ministry said Tehran sent a "warning" message to the United States through the Swiss Embassy concerning Washington's actions in Iraq. A ministry spokesman would not elaborate.

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