Iran official urges opposition to new US visa rules

A Department of Homeland Security fingerprint scanner for arriving international passengers in Dulles, VirginiaA top Iranian parliamentary official has written to his counterparts in Europe, China and Russia calling on them to oppose “discriminatory” new US visa regulations. A bill passed by Congress this month bars citizens from 38 mainly European countries from travelling to the United States without a visa if they have previously visited Iran, Iraq, Syria or Sudan since 2011. It also requires a visa for citizens of those countries if they are dual nationals of any of the four target nations.

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