Iraq bans US citizens from their country

Iraq has placed a ban on US citizens entering the country in what seems to be a reciprocal move to Trumps executive order last week. 

Trump made a controversial 90-day ban on travel to the US by citizens of Iraq and seven other countries and a 120-day suspension of the US refugee program on Friday last week

The other nations listed on Trumps order are  Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

The order exempts diplomats and members of international organizations from the ban.

Iraqi politicians Kamil al-Ghrairi and Mohammed Saadoun said the decision in parliament today is binding for the government.

Both say the decision was passed by a majority votes in favor but couldn’t offer specific numbers. No further details were available on the wording of the parliament decision.

Iran’s senior vice president  Ishaq Jahangiri branded the executive order as ‘illegal, inhumane and against human rights’.

“We will definitely take stance against this illegal, inhumane and anti-human-rights activity in international bodies. And once again (we) will review and explore American human rights in international bodies in order to let the world to know what a system they are facing”.

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