Head of the Iran-UK friendship group of Iran’s parliament, Majils, pointing to recent EU Parliament decision to fingerprint Iranian nationals upon entrance in Europe said "Fingerprinting is not a bad thing by itself. But whatever happens must be two-sided, that is, whatever there is for us, it must be there for them as well.”
Abbasali Mansouri Arani who was speaking in interview with Tasnim news agency added "We did not fingerprint the British parliamentary delegation. Naturally, if Iran’s parliamentary delegation decides to go to England it is sure to be without fingerprinting.”
"If the overseas committee of the Majlis decides that the delegation make the trip to the UK, and in case British officials bring forward the issue of fingerprinting, I as the head of the delegation will surely not agree to the trip, because we welcomed the British parliamentary team without fingerprinting. Likewise, and this is the tradition, that any Iranian parliamentary group which would like to visit that country it must be done without fingerprinting. Let me leave no doubt that we will not act beyond the tradition,” Arani asserted.