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Parliament approves fingerprinting US nationals entering Iran

Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA-The Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) on Sunday approved a single-urgency bill to fingerprint the US nationals entering Iran.

Based on the ratification, the government is duty-bound to "investigate and fingerprint all US nationals at the country's terminals and and when issuing visa in proportion to the US practice and attitudes".

Out of 225 MPs who were present in the session, a total of 171 deputies cast their votes. One hundred thirty-five voted in favor of the bill, 26 were against, and 10 abstained.

Earlier on the same day (Sunday), Majlis approved general outlines of the bill.

The government had earlier expressed its opposition to the bill.

Before the bill becomes law, it should be approved the Guardian Council, constitutional watchdog of the country.

... Payvand News - 11/19/06 ... --

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