A deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday that Iran is prepared to revoke visa requirements for visitors from other countries if the latter do the same.
Hassan Qashqavi said that Iran abolished the visa regime with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Egypt unilaterally.
He added that Iran has a bilateral visa-free regime with Turkey, Syria and Bolivia.
Qashqavi noted that Iran is issuing visas for visitors to Iran in its airports for all countries except nine.
Iranian officials say the country is a safe destination for foreign tourists as there has been no report of any incident for foreigners visiting the country over the past several years.
“Iran closely monitors terrorists’ moves”
Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said on Tuesday that the country closely monitors all the moves by terrorist groups in neighboring countries.
“We closely monitor them (the terrorist groups), and we have complete supremacy over them whether in Iraq or in Afghanistan,” General Pourdastan said, Tasnim News Agency reported.
Iran has already announced that if the ISIL terrorist group approaches any area about 40 kilometers from the country’s borders, Tehran will definitely intervene and confront them.
Pourdastan reaffirmed on Tuesday that the terrorist groups operating in neighboring countries would face Iran’s crushing response if they attempt to cross this red line.
“Iran constantly monitors all terrorist moves, and if they make any wrong moves, they for sure will face a strong reaction,” he reiterated.