Iran closing government offices during summit

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Posted: Aug 13, 2012 10:45 AM
Iran closing government offices during summit

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news agency says most government offices will be closed for five days during a non-aligned summit meeting at the end of the month.

The Monday report by the semiofficial Fars agency says all government agencies, except for energy departments and services like the fire brigades, will be closed from August 28 to September 1.

The summit is set for August 30 and 31, preceded by a three-day meeting of experts and foreign ministers.

Iranian state TV said 42 leaders will attend the summit.

Iran also changed its visa requirements until the end of the month, citing security for the summit. The report said Iran suspended its visa-free entry agreements with Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Ecuador, Georgia, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Turkey, Syria and Venezuela.