As America gears to implement the restrictions against travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, Iran has disgraced the U.S. Supreme Court decision to redeem President Trump’s travel ban as “racist towards Muslims”
Bahram Ghasemi, a spokesperson for the Iranian foreign ministry remarked, “[It is] an indication of the decision of the leaders of that country to discriminate against Muslims. It’s regrettable that the American government, because of their economic and commercial short-sightedness, have closed their eyes to the main perpetrators of terrorism in America,”
The travel ban prevents citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from getting a U.S. entry visa unless they have family in America, a job offer in hand or they are to study at an American University.
Ahead of its implementation at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, all overseas embassies, as well as the border officers in the U.S., have been issued official instructions by The State Department.
The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday that the travel ban restrictions could begin ahead of its verdict on whether the ban is lawful. Three of the court’s conservative judges contended that it should be fully implemented. President Trump claims that the ban is necessary for national security.
All other 5 affected countries affected by the ban are still quiet on the issue. An official in Yemen’s Ministry of Expatriate Affairs, Ahmed al-Nasi, said, “ will not help in confronting terrorism and extremism, but rather will increase feelings among the nationals of these countries that they are all being targeted.”
The U.S has identified Iran as one of the largest supporters of terrorism internationally. Currently the travel ban will cease people from these countries from traveling to U.S for 90 days and an order for refugees and migrants should be coming out soon.
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