Iran dismisses reports on stopping issuance of tourist visas for Poles

Tehran, Jan 17, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi ruled out Polish media’s reports that Iran has stopped issuing tourist visas for Poles.

Polish private Radio Zet claimed on Wednesday that Iran refuses to issue tourist visas for Poles.

The claim is made at a time when the country is slated to host an anti-Iran conference to be organized by the US, which was protested by Iran.

Earlier this month Iran protested at Poland jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran to be held in February.

On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Polish chargé d'affaires Wojciech Unolt to protest over co-hosting an anti-Iran meeting.

Foreign Minister in a message referred to Iran support of Poland in WWII, expressing regret over Poland hosting an anti-Iran meeting.

“Reminder to host/participants of anti-Iran conference: those who attended last US anti-Iran show are either dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever,” Zarif tweeted on Friday.

“Polish Govt can't wash the shame: while Iran saved Poles in WWII, it now hosts desperate anti-Iran circus,” he added.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier announced holding an Iran-focused meeting on February 13-14.

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