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Iran running our visa program

Terrorist now set our foreign policy.

 

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Recent congressional efforts to tighten gaps in the U.S. visa waiver program were blocked by the Obama administration out of fear the counter-terror effort would upset Iran, which opposes the reform to the visa process, according to a letter sent by a delegation of leading senators to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Congress approved late last year a measure to tighten restrictions on those entering the United States via the visa waiver program, which facilitates travel between America and many European countries.

The law prohibits travel to the United States for any foreign individual who has since 2011 visited Iraq, Iran, or any other country designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. The Obama administration threatened to waive the provision after Iran publicly opposed the measure and warned that it violates the nuclear agreement with Iran.

In a December letter to top Iranian leaders, Kerry promised the administration would veto the measure and work to uphold the nuclear agreement.

 

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/obama-admin-blocked-visa-waiver-reforms-upsetting-iran/

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Either you read work by idiots or you are an idiot that doesn't understand much of anything.  The bill was NOT blocked.  It passed.  But since it affects people who have visited Iran it would hurt business people  doing business with Iran.  This from the WSJ in Dec.

 

Dec. 20, 2015 6:37 p.m. ET
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WASHINGTON—The Obama administration, pushing to support international trade with Iran, has advised the country’s rulers not to worry about new U.S. legislation that clamps visa restrictions on people who have traveled to Iran.

Iranian officials have publicly complained the new U.S. rules will unfairly target travelers who visit Iran and could dampen investment interest in their country.

Secretary of State John Kerry wrote his Iranian counterpart on Saturday to assure him the visa changes approved by Congress last week won’t undermine business opportunities in Iran or violate the terms of the nuclear agreement between global powers and Tehran in July. Mr. Kerry said the administration was exploring ways to ensure visitors to Iran aren’t unfairly blocked from entering the U.S.

He specifically cited the State Department’s ability to expedite visa applications and to issue longer-term, multiple-entry travel documents. He also said the White House had the power to issue waivers to potentially exempt individuals from the new travel laws.

“I am also confident that the recent changes in visa requirements passed in Congress…will not in any way prevent us from meeting our” commitments under the nuclear deal, Mr. Kerry wrote. “We will implement them so as not to interfere with legitimate business interests in Iran.”

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Re: Iran running our visa program


@schnurrbart wrote:

Either you read work by idiots or you are an idiot that doesn't understand much of anything.  The bill was NOT blocked.  It passed.  But since it affects people who have visited Iran it would hurt business people  doing business with Iran.  This from the WSJ in Dec.

 

Dec. 20, 2015 6:37 p.m. ET
74 COMMENTS
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration, pushing to support international trade with Iran, has advised the country’s rulers not to worry about new U.S. legislation that clamps visa restrictions on people who have traveled to Iran.

Iranian officials have publicly complained the new U.S. rules will unfairly target travelers who visit Iran and could dampen investment interest in their country.

Secretary of State John Kerry wrote his Iranian counterpart on Saturday to assure him the visa changes approved by Congress last week won’t undermine business opportunities in Iran or violate the terms of the nuclear agreement between global powers and Tehran in July. Mr. Kerry said the administration was exploring ways to ensure visitors to Iran aren’t unfairly blocked from entering the U.S.

He specifically cited the State Department’s ability to expedite visa applications and to issue longer-term, multiple-entry travel documents. He also said the White House had the power to issue waivers to potentially exempt individuals from the new travel laws.

“I am also confident that the recent changes in visa requirements passed in Congress…will not in any way prevent us from meeting our” commitments under the nuclear deal, Mr. Kerry wrote. “We will implement them so as not to interfere with legitimate business interests in Iran.”

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Thanks for posting another story which proves my point. The administration is being run by iran. When iran says jump Obama says how high on the way up.

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You are hilarious!  It does not prove any point you tried to make!  I does prove that the Obama administration wants to continue to improve our relations with Iran and to try to get peace in the Middle East.  It wants businesses to be able to go to Iran and, of course, return home.  Pretty simple!

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@schnurrbart wrote:

You are hilarious!  It does not prove any point you tried to make!  I does prove that the Obama administration wants to continue to improve our relations with Iran and to try to get peace in the Middle East.  It wants businesses to be able to go to Iran and, of course, return home.  Pretty simple!


Yeah. If iran wants to ship in terrorist Obama is going to see to it they can ship in terrorist. They are setting white house policy.

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Re: Iran running our visa program

Do you think Isis has a lot of international businessmen in their midst?  I don't!  I think it is just one more thing you think Obama set up to screw you uber conservatives.