Iranian parliament may decide against granting visa to Kerry

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Tehran, Jan. 4 (ANI): The Iranian parliament might decide against granting a visa to US Senator John Kerry as his visit "is not in the country's interests at the present time."

"The Majlis Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to discuss the issue on Tuesday morning and then the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee will make a decision on Tuesday afternoon," Politico quoted Iranian MP Hossen Ebrahimi, as saying.

"However, [Ebrahimi] said he believes it is unlikely that the Majlis will approve the visit since it is not in the country's interests at the present time," he added.

Meanwhile, John Kerry's staff has said that Kerry has no plans to meet Iranian officials in Iran or abroad.

"They could have very well taken a vote, I have not been informed of any such vote directly. Once again, I reiterate that John Kerry has no plans to travel to Iran," Senate Foreign Relations Committee spokesman Fred Jones said.

"There are no plans to meet with any Iranian officials abroad," he added. (ANI)

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