Friday, October 7, 2022

Iran Raps US Supreme Court Decision on Trump’s Travel Ban

Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the ‘discriminatory’ decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to partially lift blocks on Trump’s travel ban that prevents all entries from six majority-Muslim countries.

Although the US Supreme Court’s decision is temporary and will be revised in October, it reveals the fact that despite US officials’ claims, Washington is determined to have a discriminatory treatment of Muslims and adopt an unfair approach towards them, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday.

“While nearly all Muslims living in the US as well as those travelling to the country, including Iranians, are, according to their history, culture and civilization, typically conformist and tolerant people who keep extremism and violence at bay, the US officials have always treated them with pessimism and humiliation,” he stressed.

“The US president’s stances towards Muslims during his presidential campaign and after taking power are clear examples of such humiliating approach,” Qassemi noted.

The spokesperson condemned such policies and said it is regrettable that the US government is closing its eyes on the real perpetrators of terrorist attacks in the US and misguiding public opinion just because of its short-sighted economic justifications.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will give an appropriate response and adopt the required measures after closely studying the latest decision made by the US Supreme Court,” he said.

The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed parts of Trump’s travel ban to go into effect. It will hear oral arguments on the case this fall. Based on the decision, people from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, and all refugees are not allowed to enter the US unless they have “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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