Ilyumzhinov: "I hope to get entry permission to the United States after the inauguration of Trump"

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov intends to again send documents to the US State Department to grant him entry permission to the country. Due to the previous refusal of said authorities, he could not attend the match for the world champion title, which was held in New York in November 2016.

"It seems that they went into snooze mood after November 8 (election day in America,- Ed.) It seems that nobody is working, including the US Treasury, the Department of State and the US Embassy. They are not answering the telephone calls," said the President of FIDE.

"However, a new ambassador is arriving soon. New management in the Department of Treasury and the Department of State will be appointed and on January 21 (after Trump’s inauguration) I will once again submit all of my letters and documents," said Ilyumzhinov.
Recall that in November 2015, the US Department of Treasury included Ilyumzhinov in the sanctions list, accusing him of supporting the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In response, the head of FIDE has initiated legal proceedings.