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Committee on US Travel Ban Established
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Committee on US Travel Ban Established

Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced the formation of a committee to deal with the affairs of Iranians outside the country following a recent US travel ban. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi stated on Monday that appropriate reciprocal measures have been taken in the face of Washington’s new stance, Press TV reported. On January 27, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that blocked the entry of citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the United States for 90 days. It also suspended the entry of all refugees for 120 days and barred Syrian refugees indefinitely. The spokesman said the measures include the establishment of a committee comprising representatives of several organizations and offices of the Foreign Ministry. “This committee has begun its work and we hope that it will envision further suitable measures to deal with the new situation,” he said. Qasemi noted that since its establishment, the committee has issued several directives to Iranian embassies throughout the world. “These directives deal with upholding the dignity of Iranians based overseas, especially those who may have run into trouble in the US,” he said.

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