Iranian Officials Deny Senator Kerry's Proposed Visit

Iranian officials have decided not to allow Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, to enter Iran, according to an Iranian media report noted by The Hill.

Iranian lawmakers have rejected Sen. John Kerry's request to visit their country, saying the United States needs to change its policies toward Iran before such talks can be effective, according to Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.

The Massachusetts Democrat's office has not confirmed that he asked to travel to the Islamic state.

"Senator John Kerry has no plans to travel to Iran," spokesman Frederick Jones said in an e-mail Tuesday.