MANASSAS, Va. -- A northern Virginia mosque is asking the Biden administration to release a set of religious tiles that were confiscated at Dulles International Airport after they were deemed to violate sanctions on Iran.
Imam Abolfazl Nahidian held a news conference Tuesday at the Manassas Mosque.
He said the custom-made tiles were shipped in June from the Iranian city of Qom and that he has received other tiles without incident.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations said common sense should prevail and an exception should be granted even if the shipment is technically in violation.
A Customs and Border Protection spokesman said no final determination has been made on the tiles' disposition.