Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) announced on Wednesday that it may stop Iranians' tourist travels to the United Arab Emirates in reaction to the mistreatment of the Iranian nationals by the UAE officials, Fars News Agency reported.
"Cancellation of Iranian tourists' trips to the UAE will be studied at the ICHHTO's Committee on Tours to Foreign Countries and the final decision will be announced after the session," ICHHTO Deputy Director Reza Mousavi told FNA on Wednesday.
He pointed out that the relevant session would be attended by representatives from Iran's Foreign Ministry, Law Enforcement Police, Police Passport Department, Interior Ministry, Health Ministry, Court of Administrative Justice and representatives from the country's private sectors and travel agencies.
He declined to declare the exact date of the meeting.
Earlier today, a senior Iranian legislator called on the Tehran government to stop tourist visits to the UAE in response to the Persian Gulf state's humiliating treatment of the Iranian nationals.
"Given the bad news coming out about the humiliating treatment of Iranian citizens at the country's entrance and exit points, the tourist agencies should stop their tours of the UAE in a move to defend the reputation of Iran and the Iranians," Rapporteur of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Kazzem Jalali told reporters.
The lawmaker stated that the UAE should be thankful to Iran as Iranians' tourist travels to the Arab state have saved the declining economy of the country, specially the Emirate of Dubai, from further deterioration.
The government should seriously pursue the issue and the parliament is ready to make any appropriate decisions in this regard if necessary, Jalali stated.