After agreement between Iran and 5+1 about nuclear negotiation, the final nuclear deal causes to terminate all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran which will implement on January 2016. But recently there was a decision by US congress about Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which requires European travelers who had visited Iran either for business, should apply for visa in order to travel to United States. Visitors from the 38 visa waiver countries will need to obtain a visa to travel to the US if they have been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan in the past five years. According to this decision, there is an opinion that US Visa new rules will impact on connections with foreigners. But, in order to disclose all aspects about this policy of US, John Kerry sent a letter to Iranian Foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, reassuring that the US administration will meet all its commitments under the July nuclear deal despite the new visa restrictions on travelers to Iran to make sure that the new law will not damage Iran’s economic interests.
There are some results about this letter content:
1. Kerry wanted to assure Iran in order to commitment about nuclear deal
2. The congress decision was important for Obama and Kerry, therefore both wanted to assure Iranian minister about impacting on Iran economies after lifting sanctions.
3. The horizon about Iran’s potential in industries, attracts Europeans in order to invest.
4. Iran’s economies potential after lifting sanctions has a high priority for International investors.
5. And more important than others, this policy might have more benefit for American investors who want to invest directly in Iran rather than European, because this new rule is a restriction for European Investors who are competitor for US investors which want to invest in Iran. But what will happened to U.S. citizens if they want to travel to Iran? Is there any restriction for them as well?
I reassure you that the new changes to the visa law recently passed by the US Congress will by no means prevent us implementing our commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Kerry said in the letter.
Zarif Said: Now it is clear that this new legislation is simply absurd because no Iranian or anybody who visited Iran had anything to do with the tragedies that have taken place in Paris or in San Bernardino or anywhere else, Zarif said. But they’re being the targets. I think it discredits those who pass these legislations, those who adopt them and those who implement them more than anything else.