Elista FIDE Office circulated that no Iranian registered players or arbiters can take part in any FIDE rated tournament until further notice.

Following the decision of the FIDE Presidential Board, the Iranian Chess Federation’s membership of FIDE has been suspended until full payment has been received by FIDE regarding the Women’s World Championship held in Teheran.

Therefore no FIDE rated tournaments can be held in Iran, no titles will be given to Iranians and that no Iranian registered players will be allowed to play or be an arbiter in any FIDE rated tournaments.

Tournaments that have already begun will not be affected. In particular, the four Iranian representatives in the Asian Continental Chess Championships can complete the event.

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