Iranian track and field athletes not given US visa for World Championship

The United States has refused to issue visas for Iranian track and field athletes for the World Championships so that they have failed to attend the competitions, according to the head of the Iranian Track and Field Federation.

Hashem Siami told IRNA on Thursday that Mehdi Pirjahan, an Iranian athlete that was going to take part in the event, and two other managers of the Iranian team had gone to the US embassy in Armenia and did all the necessary measures to take the US visa but the embassy did not issue visas for them.

He said that Ehsan Haddadi, another Iranian athlete who had taken the US visa before, denied to attend in the event in solidarity with his compatriots.

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