Dozens of Americans Upset As Iran Says It Will Ban US Citizens In Response To Trump's "Muslim Ban"
Iran will ban Americans from entering the country after President Trump signed an executive order barring people from several Muslim-majority countries including Iran from traveling to the U.S., Reuters reported Saturday.
"While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted," Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
"The restrictions against travel by Muslims to America... are an open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great gift to extremists," it added.
Trump issued an executive action on Friday that halts the United States’ refugee resettlement program for 120 days and bars people from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Trump's order affects individuals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.