Iran to ban its tourists from visiting European Union countries

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament plans to ban Iranian tourists from visiting European Union countries as a counter-measure for EU sanctions against the Islamic state, state media reported Wednesday.

According to the vice-chairman of the parliament’s energy committee, Nasser Soudani, the parliament has already prepared a "three-phase preemptive embargo package” against certain European states in retaliation of the sanctions against Iran.

In the first phase of the package, the EU states will be deprived from Iranian oil and in the second there will be a general ban on importing goods from EU states, he said.

“In the third phase Iranian tourists will be banned from visiting those (EU) states which impose sanctions on Iran,” the lawmaker added.

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