09. 07. 2019

VNL F6 M: Iran national team detained for 4 hours upon arriving at Chicago airport

Source: chicago.cbslocal.com, en.farsnews.com; Photo: tarafdari.com

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Iran Men’s national team experienced mistreatment upon the arrival at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, ahead of the 2019 FIVB Nations League Final Six that is about to be held in this American city on July 10-14.


According to the media in the USA and Iran, the delegation of Iran national team was detained by law enforcement authorities for four hours upon arriving at the O’Hare airport, while several players had to answer some questions that made them feel embarrassed, one by one. At the same time, Poland national team was allowed to leave the airport without a halt, media added.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman told CBS Chicago that their normal procedures were followed and that everyone was processed without incident.

Iran’s Ministry of Sports and Youths and the Iranian Foreign Ministry official for U.S. affairs filed a diplomatic protest against the USA and asked for the USA’s official apology. They did it through the Swiss ambassador in Tehran who represents the American interests in Iran, as the Asian country has no diplomatic relations with Washington.

“If the USA can’t host all sports teams fairly and impartially, it had better avoid hosting sports games,” the Iranian foreign ministry said for the Fars News Agency.



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1 Comments about "VNL F6 M: Iran national team detained for 4 hours upon arriving at Chicago airport "

09.07.2019 | 23:17 |   Tony [unregistered]

This all happened because Trump is President. What a disgrace, bet all the other teams were not detained for 4 hours.

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