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Iran to take measures against the US on new visa law


Iran has promised to take measures if the United states implements their new visa rules.

“If the United States does not review their new visa law, Iran will take its own measures,” Ali Larijani, speaker of Iran’s parliament said on Sunday.

The new visa law was adopted in December last year by the US Congress and later signed into law by president Barrack Obama.

It restricts tourists of 38 countries from entering the US without visas after visiting Iran, Iraq, Syrie and Sudan.

The content of measures to be taken by Iran have not been specified by Ali Larijani who considers the US law as “harassment” against Tehran.

Larijani said the law is aimed at harming the nuclear programme resolved by Iran and major powers(referring to China, US, France, Britain, Russia and Germany) which will allow the lifting of international sanctions against Iran in return for Iran’s commitment to giving-up the building of nuclear weapons.

This is similar to a recent statement from Iran’s deputy foreign minister,“this law certainly affects economic, tourist, scientific and cultural exchanges with Iran and it opposes the nuclear deal,” Abbas Aragachi said in a recent statement.

During a recent visit to Tehran in December last year, the president of the French senate Gérard Larcher indicated that the new US visa law could send a wrong signal.

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