Intelligence min. rejects Green Card claims

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi categorically rejected the claim that 2500 Iranian officials had received US citizenship right during the course of nuclear negotiations.

 “Granting 2500 Green Cards to the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran or their children during the course of nuclear negotiations is a blatant lie,” Ali Najafi Khoshroudi quoted Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi.

Khoshroudi who serves as the Spokesman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign policy Commission made the remarks on Sunday after intelligence minister attended the parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission meeting on the same day.

He also added that during the meeting, the intelligence minister answered the questions posed by two MPs.

Kazem Jalali, the MP from the Constituency of Tehran, Rey, Shemiranat, Eslamshahr, and Pardis, asked if the rumors spread by media about US granting citizenship (US Green Card) to 2500 of officials the Islamic Republic of Iran and their children was true.

Khoshroudi recounted that Alavi denied the news “categorically and strongly”. However, the legislator posing the question was not convinced by the minister’s response and referred the question to the open session of a plenary meeting of the parliament.

Jahanbakhsh Mohebbinia, from the Constituency of Miandoab asked what the plans of the intelligence ministry were for security crisis or possible sabotage measures.

Khoshroudi recounted that the intelligence minister convinced the MP from Miandoab and offered a thorough response.

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