Ali Asghar Mounesan, Iranian Vice
President and Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism
Organization (ICHTO), reassured hotel owners and those active in tourism
industry that the Iranian government will provide protectionist measures to
support the industry in the face of US unilateral sanctions on Iran.
To counter US sanctions and ease the
tourists' concerns, the passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran will not be
stamped according to a bill which has been drafted and approved by the head of
the ICHTO, the minister of industry, mine and trade, the Iranian police, and
foreign ministry but not yet tabled at the council of ministers, according to
Mounesan who made the point at Hotel Espinas in Tehran.
With entry and exit stamps not to be put
on the passports of the visiting tourists, we are after removing tourists'
concerns about visiting Iran because of US sanctions, he added.
The proposal has been approved by the
Iranian police and foreign ministry and it will be put into practice after
gaining the approval of the council of ministers.