Iran To Ban US Citizens In Response To Trump’s Immigration Order

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Iran says it will ban all US citizens from entering the country in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim populated countries.

This according to an Iranian Foreign Ministry statement published on state media Saturday.

Iran is among seven countries whose nationals are placed on a temporary ban from entering the United States for 90 days. Earlier this week, Trump ordered that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen nationals be barred from entering the United States.

It is said that other Nations will be added to the list.

“While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.

“The US decision to restrict travel for Muslims to the US, even if for a temporary period of three months, is an obvious insult to the Islamic world and in particular to the great nation of Iran,” the statement said.

The U.S. ban will make it virtually impossible for relatives and friends of an estimated one million Iranian-Americans to visit the United States

“Despite the claims of combating terrorism and keeping American people safe, it will be recorded in history as a big gift to extremists and their supporters.”

Iran’s ban will remain in place until Trump’s order is lifted, the statement said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming Trump.

“Today is not the time to erect walls between nations. They have forgotten that the Berlin wall fell years ago,” Rouhani said in a speech carried live on Iranian state television.

“To annul world trade accords does not help their economy and does not serve the development and blooming of the world economy,” Rouhani told a tourism conference in Tehran. “This is the day for the world to get closer through trade.”

The order exempts diplomats and members of international organizations from the ban. The order also stops the admission of all refugees to the United States for four months.

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