St. Kitts and Nevis suspends Iranians living in Iran from investing in its Economic Citizenship Programme

St. Kitts and Nevis announced Wednesday afternoon the immediate suspension of its Economic Citizenship Programme to nationals of Iran living in Iran.

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, The Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas announced as he wound up his monthly Press Conference that the Economic Citizenship Unit of the Ministry of the Office of the Prime Minister has taken a decision to suspend any granting of St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship to Iranians who are living in Iran at the point of their application for investment in the Economic Citizenship Programme.

“We do this in strong support of the unfolding events coming from the international community in observing what is happening in Iran. We are a country friendly to all and enemy and hostile to none,” Dr. Douglas told reporters.

Dr. Douglas noted that the international community has become increasingly concerned that Iran “continues to flaunt whatever support it might have had in the international community with regard to its nuclear programme.”

He noted several countries have imposed strengthened sanctions in recent days and pointed to the action taken by the British Government including the closure of the British Embassy in Tehran and the Iranian Embassy in London.

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