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8/10/06

Iran summons Swiss charge d'affaires over US humiliating behaviour toward Iranian travellers

 
Tehran, Aug 9, IRNA-Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Swiss charge d'affaires in Tehran on Wednesday to object the humiliating behavior of US officials in several American international airports towards Iranian graduates and experts of Sharif University of Technology.
 
Several Iranian graduates and experts of the distinguished Sharif University of Technology had decided to participate in a scientific meeting in the United States.
 
They had valid visas and invitation letters but faced humiliating behavior by US officials at the airports.
 
Iranian Foreign Ministry delivered a written objection to the Swiss Embassy which guards the interests of the United States in Iran.
 
It condemned humiliating behavior of US officials towards Iranian nationals in US.
 
Foreign Ministry official called on the Swiss Embassy to immediately deliver Iran's objection to the US government.
 
US officials had fingerprinted Iranian elites and kept some of them in custody for 24 hours.
 
 
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