Portugal suspends visas for Iranian citizens
Portugal has suspended the issuance of entry visas for Iranian nationals for unspecified security reasons, Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said, adding the move was not related to bilateral relations between the two countries.
Answering a question from a lawmaker at parliamentary committee on whether such a move had been taken, Santos Silva said during the televised meeting: "Yes, we suspended those for security reasons ... I will provide explanations later, but not publicly".
"Portugal does not play around with entry into its territory," Reuters cited him as saying.
"It was a temporary suspension and we hope to resume very shortly," Silva added, cited by Portuguese news agency Lusa.