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Foreign Ministry Protests US Treatment of Iranian Athletes

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed protest at the US’ move to keep Iran’s volleyball players at the Chicago Airport for hours upon their arrival in the country.

The protest was conveyed by Director of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Department for the Americas Mohsen Baharvand to the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, whose country protects the US interests in the Islamic Republic.
“If the US cannot host all athletic teams in a fair and even-handed way, it had better refrain from playing host to athletic competitions,” Baharvand said, slamming the US authorities’ treatment of Iranian athletes.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s protest against the US administration came after members of Iran’s national volleyball team were reportedly held at a Chicago airport for four hours upon their arrival in the US.

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