Iranian Parliament to Ban Entry of US, UK Reporters

Iranian lawmakers have now submitted a motion which will ban the entry of journalists from the United States and United Kingdom, along with other media organizations supporting sanctions imposed against Iran, on Sunday. 

The motion was announced during a parliament session over the weekend, according to lawmaker Seyed Naser Mousavi Largani. 

Mousavi Largani however, did not provide further details on the move. 

This comes following the letter of the Secretary of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights Ali Bagheri Kani to EU Council Secretary-General Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen on Wednesday condemning Europe for its “anti-human measures” against citizens of Iran.

The letter said some of these measures include “German companies’ cutting ties with Iran’s Armita Teb Novin in the field of blood transfusion, avoiding services to Iranian citizens in Swedish and Spanish airports, and Danes’ lack of cooperation with an Iranian company in the field of medical equipment,” official IRNA news agency reported. 

Bagheri Kani’s letter also mentioned the “sufferings of 31 Iranian children because of the sanctions,” referring to children who suffered from epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) diseases.

The Iranian Secretary urged the EU to cooperate with the country’s High Council for Human Rights on the negative impact of the sanctions. 

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