Iran protests Georgia over "mistreatment" of Iranian passengers

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-12 02:59:35|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned Georgian ambassador to Tehran, Ioseb Chakhvashvili, over recent reports of the Tbilisi government's "disrespect" for some Iranian passengers, Tasnim news agency resorted on Tuesday.

In the meeting, Iranian Foreign Ministry voiced Tehran's strong opposition to what it called "the improper behavior" of Georgian border officers toward some Iranian nationals.

The Georgian envoy expressed sorrow over the recent incidents and pledged to pursue the issue through his government, according to Tasnim.

On Monday, Iran's Foreign Ministry advised the Iranian nationals to avoid unnecessary trips to Georgia.

Several Iranian passengers with their Islamic headscarves were mistreated during the security check for a flight from Tbilisi to Iran's city of Isfahan recently, the report said.

On Dec. 2, the Iranian embassy in Georgia confirmed the deportation or entry ban of dozens of Iranian citizens from or to the Caucasus country.

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