November 19, 2006

Today's Non-News Story

There are Americans going to Iran?

Iran's conservative-dominated parliament, in a tit-for-tat measure, passed a bill on Sunday obliging the government to fingerprint U.S. citizens entering the Islamic Republic, state radio reported.

The proposal, backed by 135 votes to 26, also requires a complete security check on every American who enters Iran. The bill now goes to the hardline Guardian Council, a constitutional watchdog body, before becoming law.

This isn't exactly a new thing:

U.S. journalists are already fingerprinted on arrival in Iran but it has not been law until now.

Posted by Charles Austin at November 19, 2006 10:07 AM