IATA said that Sunday's US Transportation Security Administration announcement concerning more random screening of US-bound passengers not connected with 14 specific countries considered to be security threats "is a welcome step in the right direction" toward a long-term model that is "globally harmonized, risk-based and [which has] efficient process for passengers." TSA now is requiring all passengers who are citizens of or traveled from/through Iran, Sudan, Syria, Cuba, Afghanistan, ...

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