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Iran's national karate team has been denied a visa to enter the United States forWorld Games in Birmingham, Alabama FoxNews Digital to be able to reveal ..
The Iranian karate team has a direct relationship with the terrorist organization Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and opposition to the administration called for an immediate ban.
After Fox News Digital sent a question to the U.S. Department of Land Security and the Department of Land Security on Sunday, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA), a media agency managed by the Iranian government, announced. The U.S. government reported on Tuesday that it refused a visa to the karate team.
State Department spokesman said Tuesday, the answer was on Sunday when Fox News Digital first asked about the karate team, and the United States plans to give visas to Iranian athletes. He said it hadn't changed from whether it was. A spokesperson said, "Visa records are confidential under US law and we cannot discuss the details of individual visa cases."
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Critics Members and supporters of the Iranian government's terrorist organization involved in the killing of more than 600 U.S. military personnel in the Middle East, which the martial arts team claims to be full.
File-This September 21, 2016 file In the photo, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps is a military parade celebrating the 36th anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Iran in 1980. March in front. (AP Photo / Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
These voice concerns include theGold Starfamily who lost their brother in an IRGC-backed attack. Prior to today's announcement, urged by the administration's dissidents, the Biden administration banned the team from entering the country.
Beverly Wolfer, sister of Major Stuart Adam Wolfer, who was killed in Iraq by an Iran-backed terrorist on April 6, 2008, told Fox News Digital: Told to. Iranian sports teams competing in the United States justify the terrorist regime by raising flags and playing national anthems in the United States. Ignoring the "death to America" chanting, their terrorist acts, and allowing their athletes to compete in the American soil, slaps in the face of the American Gold Star family. is.
Dina Guillertinsky, a lawyer at Authen LLC, representing the family of Wolfer and hundreds of U.S. military personnel who were killed or injured at the request of the IRGC in Iran. , Tells Fox News Digital: Over the last two decades, he has been responsible for killing and crippling thousands of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan, but that hasn't changed.
She went on to say, "Allowing sports teams to visit the United States justifies the world's leading terrorist sponsors, and to them and the world, the United States is fundamentally about terrorism." It only helps to inform you that you are not serious. "
Saldar Pashaei, a former head coach of the Greco-Roman wrestling team in Iran, was the first to join the team members and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ( Identified a connection with (IRGC)
"Athletes who are part of the Islamic Republic's oppression and publicity system have set foot in the United States. I believe we shouldn't step in. In Iran, they say, to the United States and Israel, "but at the same time they are applying for an American visa," he told Fox News Digital.
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Pashaei and others Erie Toiran athletes say the US government will act swiftly to ban karate teams from entering the country.
Captain of the National Karate Team Zabihullah Poursheib told ISNA : Teams, including wrestling, show that Americans are seeking revenge by involving non-sports and political issues in sports.
According to Iran's dissident Pashaei, the open source article was written by the head of the Karate Federation Seyyed Hassan Tabatabaei, General Kasem Soleimani, IRGC. Quds Force, was "the shining sun of karate".
Revolutionary Guard Corps Garsem Soleymani Attend a meeting in Tehran, General, Central, Iran. Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said Friday that Soreimani, the head of Iran's elite Kudforce, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport. (Iran's Supreme Leader's Office via AP, File)(AP)
According to Karate News, an Iranian outlet, Tabatabai will perform IRGC. In praise, Basij said, "I always consider myself a member of Basij. The [Karate] Federation and the interaction between Basij and will increase. Hope. More athletes than in the past. "
Basij quasi-military organization militia opposes priesthood politics byIran's Supreme Leader AlihameneiAnd used to suppress protests.
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The campaign for justice regarding the execution of 2020 Champion Wrestler Navid Ahukari said, "Members of this [Karate] team include the Revolutionary Guard Corps, Basij [IRGC Militia], and Iran. Includes security force supporters, including Sade Hassan. [Iran] Introduced as President of the Karate Federation, Tabata Baei is under the supervision of the Revolutionary Guard Corps and is appointed directly by them. He is one of the security ministry officials who has been introduced as the head coach of the team and is also an official employee of the security department. "
Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian administration in 2020. His death sentence caused international turmoil. (Photo by Sayed Najafizada / NurPhoto via Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Christopher Holton, Director of the National Outreach Center for Security Policy Fox News Digital said, "It goes without saying that members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should not be allowed entry into the United States.
" First and foremost. IRGC has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. Department of State. Among other activities, IRGC is the wing of Iran's Jihad equipment, which is tasked with supporting, supplying and training other Jihad terrorist organizations around the world. There is. "
Holton is always present because Iran's terrorism is trying to retaliate against the United States for killing terrorists designated by the United States and the EU. The Trump administration, IRGC, and Iranian leaders have repeatedly threatened revenge. " BAGHDAD, PENTAGON SAYS
At that time, President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike to kill Solei Mani in Baghdad in January 2020.
Holton said, "In the supply of improvised explosive devices for the explosive formation penetrator [EFP] in Iraq, a threat to US security, especially in that the IRGC was active in the United States. Involvement in Iraq has killed hundreds of US troops. "
Pashaei said," IRGC and Basij are internationally known. Terrorist organizations, and The presence of its members, including Seyyed Hassan Tabatabaei and Shahram Heravi, poses a serious security threat to American citizens. " He urged the Ministry of Land Security to ban the Iraqi team.
In January and February, Fox News Digital reported on Ali Rezada Beer, the head of the Iranian Wrestling Federation, who praised Solei Mani and promoted the violent destruction of the United States. After Fox News reported, the United States refused visas to Davill and others to enter the United States for a double meeting with the United States national wrestling team in Arlington, Texas. Then David canceled the meeting.
Sajad Ganjzadeh (L) A member of Team Iran was injured in a match against a Saudi opponent at the Japan Olympics last year. Reportedly, IRGC's late Quds Force director General Qassem Soleimani, , was described as being very close to the karate team.(WeiZheng / CHINASPORTS / VCG via Getty Images)
Heravi, head coach of Iran's national karate team, said: The assassination of General Soleimani would sigh their relief, but Soleimani was not an [isolated] individual and he established the Soleimani School in Iran with his ideology.
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US Government— Both the Democratic and Republican governments have designated Iran's priesthood as the world's worst state sponsor of terrorism.
Fox News Digital has sent a press query to the Department of Homeland Security, Iran's mission to the United Nations, and the organizers of the World Games.