Iran FM blasts bigotry in US
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rapped the US Supreme Court for heeding US President Donald Trump's attempts to increase intolerance towards those who hold different opinions.
"The US Supreme Court defends and allows Trump's Muslim Ban to go into full effect, giving bigotry full license in USA", this is "sad!", Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.
The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a ban ordered by Trump on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and two other countries could be immediately imposed while multiple court cases challenging the ban are unresolved.
The ultimate disposition of the ban was expected to take months to resolve. But the 7-2 ruling by the high court was a blow to anti-discrimination advocates, who vowed to protest the decision.
The ban means that the United States would categorically refuse entry visas to prospective travelers from the countries of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, plus North Korea and Venezuela.
Under an executive action announced in July, an exception would be made for travelers with “bona fide” links inside the United States such as documented business purposes or close family relationships.