Iran: no violation of nuclear deal by West
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran has not observed any violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/ nuclear deal) by the West, a senior Iranian official with Foreign Ministry said.
Hamid Baeidinejad, the director general for political and international security affairs at Iran's Foreign Ministry has said that Tehran expects the members of the P5+1 group of countries to fulfill their commitments regarding the nuclear deal, Fars news agency reported.
However, some measures such as amendments to the US Visa Waiver Program (bill HR158) have caused concerns among Iranian officials, the official added.
Speaking about Iran's concerns over the visa waiver program, Baeidinejad added that US Secretary of State John Kerry has reassured Tehran that the amendments to the US Visa Waiver Program (bill HR158) will not breach the nuclear deal.
We are monitoring the situation and if we find out that the bill HR158 poses obstacles for Iranian traders or journalists, we will discuss the issue in the highest levels with the American officials, Baeidinejad said.
The Visa Waiver Program 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. However, the recent amendment to the program imposes restrictions on foreigners who intend to visit the US.
The legislation restricts many foreign nationals and those with dual nationality who have visited Iran, Syria, Iraq and Sudan over the past five years, from entering the US without a visa.
Aimed at preventing possible terrorist threats, the US officials passed the legislation intended to limit certain travel privileges in the aftermath of attacks in Paris and California.