Iran: Changes to U.S. visa waiver program contradict nuke deal
Araghchi said the new visa requirement would negatively affect economic, cultural, scientific and tourism relations with Iran
Iran's deputy foreign minister says changes to a U.S. visa waiver program that now impose travel restrictions on those who visit Iran contradict the landmark nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.
The U.S. recently tightened security requirements of its visa waiver program, which allows citizens of 38 countries to travel to the U.S. without visas.
Now, people from those countries who have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan in the past five years must obtain visas to enter the U.S.
Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told state TV late Sunday that the nuclear deal bars policies intended to adversely affect normalization of trade and economic relations with Iran.
Araghchi said the new visa requirement would negatively affect economic, cultural, scientific and tourism relations with Iran.
Analyst: Iran funds a quarter of the world’s terrorist groupsMajid Rafizadeh, president of the International American Council said that while there are more than 200 groups designated as terrorist organizations ... Video
Iran ready to ship enriched uranium stockpile to RussiaIran will export most of its enriched uranium to Russia in the coming days as it rushes to implement a nuclear deal from international sanctions Middle East
France hopes to reschedule Iran president's visit for JanuaryFrance hopes to welcome Iran’s president in January after the visit last month was postponed due to the Paris attacks Middle East
Iran closes capital’s schools due to air pollutionTraffic will also be limited in the center of town and some factories will be closed Middle East
Has Washington turned against Iran?You do not know who or what to believe from official statements issued by Washington regarding the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Syrian ... Middle East