Baghdad, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the resumption of issuing visas to Iranian visitors after a two-day stop for reasons related to the technical procedures of a new electronic system.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub denied in a statement today "what is being circulated is the interpretation and interpretation by some media," he did not name, "about the suspension of issuance of visas to Iranian, Lebanese or other nationalities, adding that our consulates normally grant visas as of today.
Mahjoub said: "The ministry has issued a circular to all our missions to resume issuance of visas to visitors after a two-day stop for reasons related to the technical procedures of a new electronic system and will be adopted later until the completion of all technical and administrative requirements."
The Iranian consulate in Basra has announced the cessation of the Iraqi side to issue the entry visas to Iranian citizens to Iraq two days ago.
The director of relations and information at the consulate, Mohamed Ismail, told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "Iraq has stopped granting entry visas to Iranians for unknown reasons."
Ismail pointed out that the Iranian consulate in Basra granted more than (5) thousand visas to the Iraqis yesterday, indicating that the Iranian side did not deal similarly with the Iraqi side. "
Source: National Iraqi News Agency