Iran Says it Will Ban U.S. Citizens in Reaction to Trump Immigration Order


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Iran is one of the seven countries President Trump is temporarily suspending immigration from into the U.S., and Iran responded today by promising reciprocity.

CNN and Reuters are reporting that Iran issued a statement in response to Trump’s order that said, “The US decision to restrict travel for Muslims to the US, even if for a temporary period of three months, is an obvious insult to the Islamic world and in particular to the great nation of Iran.”

The statement from Iran’s foreign ministry goes on to say that “Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted.”

The U.S. ban is in place for 90 days.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said earlier Saturday, “Today is not the time to erect walls between nations. They have forgotten that the Berlin wall fell years ago.” He did not mention Trump by name.

UPDATE –– 3:32 pm EST: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif took to Twitter to further express his thoughts and to post the full statement:

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