Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced Washington’s refusal to issue him a visa for attending an upcoming United Nations Security Council meeting, saying US statesmen are vastly terrified of someone going to their country and conveying the truth to the American people.
Russia's Foreign Ministry accused the UN secretary general of turning a blind eye to what Moscow says is US delays in issuing visas for Russian officials seeking to travel to the UN headquarters in New York.
Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi hailed a recent move by Baghdad government to lift visa requirement for Iranian pilgrims visiting the neighboring Arab country to attend the Arba’een march, saying that Tehran will take similar measure for the Iraqi nationals in the near future.
China has slammed a decision by the United States to restrict visas for Chinese officials whom Washington says are involved in rights violations against Muslim minorities in the far-western region of Xinjiang, calling on the US to withdraw the measure.
Head of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture of Iran Gholam Hossein Shafeie said on Thursday that during President Hassan Rouhani's recent visit to Iraq, issuing visas for Iranian businessmen was lifted in an agreement.
US citizens traveling to Europe without a visa will be a thing of the past come 2021. The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa – a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS – to visit the European Schengen Area, CNN reported.