Saturday, October 1, 2022

Trump’s ‘Discriminatory’ Visa Ban Reminiscent of Middle Ages: Iranian MP

An Iranian lawmaker lashed out at the temporary ban introduced by the US President on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of seven Muslim nations, including Iran, as evocative of discriminatory practices that characterized the Middle Ages.

“It is considered an attempt to revive racial, religious and ethnic discriminations common in medieval times, which will deal a blow to the US reputation,” Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, spokesman of Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said in an interview with ISNA on Friday.

Visa applications from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen have been stopped for a month under an executive order signed by the US President Donald Trump, Financial Tribune reported.

Trump, who took the oath of office on Jan. 20, pledged on the campaign trail to tighten US immigration policies, including a complete ban on Muslim immigrants from entering the states.

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