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Iran responds to U.S. fingerprinting law

Iran has enacted a law requiring American citizens visiting the country to be fingerprinted upon arrival, an official said Saturday. Conservatives drafted the law in retaliation for the U.S. requirement that Iranian visitors be fingerprinted. The U.S. measure, which also applies to nationals of other countries, was implemented after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The council approved the law earlier this week, he said. Iran’s parliament passed the bill Nov. 19. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opposed the bill, saying in October: “We do not have a problem with American people. We oppose only the U.S. government’s bullying and arrogance,” according to the Islamic Republic News Agency. Full Story

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