Lebanon's Interior Ministry mulls reinstating passport stamps for Iranian travellers

Lebanon and Iran waived visa requirements for their respective citizens in 2015 in the wake of the now-defunct Nuclear Agreement, making travelling between both countries easier.
by Annahar Staff

18 June 2018 | 18:09

Source: by Annahar

  • by Annahar Staff
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  • Last update: 18 June 2018 | 18:09

This undated photo shows an An Airbus A321 bearing the logo of Iran Air (AFP)

BEIRUT: Interior Minister Nohad Machnouq is considering overturning a decision by the General Security agency to issue Iranian travelers entering Lebanon with landing slips instead of stamping their passports, a source close to the minister told Annahar. 

Despite the Foreign Ministry issuing a statement Sunday arguing that such decisions fall entirely within the General Security's jurisdiction, Machnouq later overruled the decision which "can only be taken by the Cabinet."

Lebanon and Iran waived visa requirements for their respective citizens in 2015 in the wake of the now-defunct Nuclear Agreement, making traveling between both countries easier. 

According to the source, the General Security implemented the new proceedings a "week ago without consulting with Machnouq." 



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