Skip to comments.World Leaders Condemn Trump Travel Ban as Targeted Nations Consider Retaliatory Measures
Posted on 01/30/2017 1:07:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind
At least two of the nations targeted by President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban are already considering retaliatory measures against the United States, underscoring the global fallout over the executive action signed last Friday.
Iraqi lawmakers have urged a reciprocal ban on Americans in response to the Trump order that temporarily suspends admission of refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations, and an eighth Muslim nation, Syria, indefinitely.
Iraqi lawmakers told the Associated Press early Monday morning that that the Iraq parliament approved a "reciprocity measure" that would apply to Americans entering Iraq.
The vote is not binding on the Iraqi government, but it still could strain relations between Baghdad and Washington amid the military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.
The vote was described as "a recommendation," by deputy speaker of parliament, Sheik Humam Hamoudi, and called for the U.S. Congress to "pressure the American administration to reconsider that decision regarding Iraq."
The Foreign Ministry also spoke out against Trump's order, saying it "regrets such a decision" against a country that the U.S. considers "an ally and a strategic partner."
Iran, another nation affected by the ban, said it was considering how to respond on Saturday. The foreign affairs ministry declared in a statement Saturday that the order is a "clear insult to the Islamic world, and especially the great nation of Iran," and that the nation would "take proportionate legal, consular and political action."
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