Iraq asks Trump administration to “reconsider” travel ban

Iraq has asked the United States to reconsider the travel ban on its citizens, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

"It is necessary that the new American administration reconsider this wrong decision," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Noting their cooperation in fighting the Islamic State group, the statement added: "We affirm Iraq's desire to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries."

By executive order on Friday, President Donald Trump banned U.S. entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen - and temporarily halted the admission of refugees.

Source: National News Agency

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