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Iran studies amendment to Visa Waiver Program regarding nuclear deal

Iran studies amendment to Visa Waiver Program regarding nuclear deal

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Date: 13 December 2015 14:22

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:

Iran is studying the US House of Representatives’ recent amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to find out whether the bill violates the terms of a landmark deal between Tehran and the world powers, an Iranian top diplomat said.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that Tehran will take a measure if the amendment violates the terms of the July nuclear deal, IRNA news agency reported.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of the Twenty-Sixty Meeting of the ECO (Economic Corporation Organization) Regional Planning Council in Tehran on December 13.

He further added that he is discussing the issue in question with the members of the P5+1 group of countries as well as EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

The United States Government’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of about 38 countries mostly European to travel to the United States for tourism, business, or while in transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa.

The amendment to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) by the House of Representatives imposes restrictions on foreigners who intend to visit the US.

According to the July nuclear deal, financial sanctions imposed by the West against Iran, its banking system and industry over Tehran’s nuclear program, are expected to be lifted in return for scaling down the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

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