Iran retaliates against Trump travel ban by banning Americans
Iran announces in a Foreign Ministry statement that it will ban all Americans from the country. The action is a quick response to Donald Trump's executive order which bans nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
|Iran is one of the seven countries named. They include as well, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Sudan. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said:|
"The US decision to restrict travel for Muslims to the U.S., 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. 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."The Iranian ban would remain in place until Trump's order is lifted. The Trump executive order also stops all refugees from being admitted to the U.S. for four months.
"We will not be silent and will use every resource at our disposal to fight these shameful actions and protect the values and people who make America great. Even if this were the right approach, it is notable that the list doesn’t include Saudi Arabia and would have done nothing to prevent 9/11 or the other terrorist attacks committed by radical Wahhabi jihadists in the U.S. But it does include Iran – from which no national has committed a terrorist act in America."The Iranian move will have a disastrous effect on the efforts of American business entrepreneurs to start new businesses in Iran.