Report: Oliver Stone Denies Plan to Go to Tehran

Director Oliver Stone says he is open to making a documentary on Iran's controversial President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad but denies reports that he plans to go to Tehran.

According to the L.A. Times, Stone, 61, previously requested permission to travel to Iran, but his request was denied by Iranian officials.

The Tehran Times reportedly said the Iranian president's media advisor, Medi Kalhor, called Stone "a part of the great Satan," according to the paper.

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The Iranian press allegedly is reporting that Ahmadinejad has reconsidered and approved Stone's visit but stressed that he "would not be allowed to invent any scenarios," the paper reported.

Stone is known for the controversial films "Nixon" and "JFK." His films "Born on the Fourth of July" and "Platoon" were critical of the U.S. war in Vietnam.