Just this week the government of Iran issued a travel warning to its citizens about visiting the United States, after the death of an elderly Iranian man reportedly followed an intense detainment by US customs officials.
“Iranian citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travels to the US and, in case of visit, to exercise maximum caution,” the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in remarks reported by the Isna news agency.
The US is a “high risk” destination for Iranian travelers, he said citing a “targeted Iranophobia trend in the US and repeated incidents in which Iranian citizens are threatened and arrested there.”
“His comments came after US media reported that an Iranian citizen, Daryoush Sarreshteh, 73, died two days after being subjected to “intense questioning” by US customs on arrival November 6 at Dulles International Airport.
Mr Mehmanparast said the interrogation was “inhumane” and demanded a “precise investigation” by US authorities into the incident.
“A five-hour unusual and inhumane interrogation of an elderly man cannot be acceptable,” he said, adding that this ministry would follow up the case.”
The US has already issued a similar warning against citizens traveling to Iran, however, the only parties carrying out violence in this equation is the US military industrial complex and their connected allies.
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