Iran Not to Grant Visa for US Women's Badminton Team
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran will not grant visa for the US women's badminton team who was to take part in international tournaments in Tehran, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said in his press conference on Wednesday.
The Head of Iran's Badminton Federation Karbasian had already said on Tuesday that the team will receive visa through Iran's consulate in Dubai on Wednesday morning and will step in Iran for competitions.
The competitions are to take part on the occasion of the 30th year of Islamic Revolution victory during a ten-day national celebration.
The process for issuing visa for American nationals is a long-lasting one as that of the US for Iranian nationals and should go through certain stages, Qashqavi said.
The time needed for issuing visa did not make it possible for the team to take part in the international tournaments in Iran, the Iranian students news agency quoted him as saying.