Judiciary Official Says Iran Should Not Reciprocate Trump’s Ban by Doing Same Thing

An Iranian Judiciary human rights official rejected as not good the notion that the Islamic Republic should impose a visa ban on American citizens in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent travel ban on seven Muslim countries, including Iran.

Speaking to Tasnim News Agency, Secretary of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani said Tehran should make an “official” and “precise” response to the Trump’s executive order to prevent Muslims’ entry into the United States.

“Our reaction to Trump’s moves should be clear and decisive but asymmetrical,” Larijani stated.

He further said the idea that Iran should prevent Americans from entering the Islamic Republic is a symmetrical response and not a good one.

The judiciary official noted that many American scientists are strongly opposed to Trump’s decision adding that they are willing to travel to Iran and meet their counterparts in the country.

The new order Donald Trump signed on January 27 bars all persons from seven countries from entering the US for 90 days and suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days. The countries impacted are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia.

Earlier, Trump signed a directive to begin the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. The wall will be stretched across the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) US-Mexico border.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said separating nations with walls and banning people from entering a country are measures expected from novice politicians, seemingly in reference to the recent moves by Trump.

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