Donald Trump’s travel ban is ‘racist’ and 'unfair', says Iran foreign minister after US court reinstates decision
Iran says the US Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is 'racist' and 'unfair'
Tehran: Iran says the US Supreme Court's decision to reinstate parts of a travel ban applied to six Muslim-majority countries is "racist" and "unfair".
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted by state TV on Wednesday as saying it is "regrettable" that Washington "closes its eyes to the main perpetrators of terrorist acts in the US", without elaborating.
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travelers from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.
The justices will hear full arguments in October in the case.
Critics say the ban is intended to meet Trump's campaign promise of keeping Muslims out of the country. The administration says the restrictions are needed to keep out terrorists while it tightens vetting procedures.
Iran presidential polls: Greetings pour in for 'ultraconservative' cleric Ebrahim Raisi; official result out soon
Iran's outgoing moderate president Hassan Rouhani said his successor had been elected in the Friday's vote, however, he didn't name Raisi, who is the expected winner
Joe Biden gives US asylum-seekers second chance: Policy's possible impact and legal quagmire many face
Asylum-seekers whose claims were dismissed or denied under a Trump administration policy that forced them to wait in Mexico for court hearings will be allowed to return for another chance at humanitarian protection
In a new initiative by Gannett, people with opposing political views come together to find common ground
The idea in these polarizing times is that if enough people start talking, they’ll find common ground or at least realize that they don’t need to be in warring camps because they vote for different people, said Mizell Stewart, Gannett’s vice president of news performance, talent and partnerships.