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Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'

28 June 2017

In his reaction, Trump said the unanimous Supreme Court decision "is a clear victory for our national security."‎.

The court stated that the ban could be applied to visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen as long as they lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".

Critics say the ban is meant to meet Trump's campaign promise of keeping Muslims out of the country.

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Supreme Courtannounced that it would take on the case of whether or not President Donald Trump's travel ban, an executive order barring citizens from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA, during its next term, which starts in October. Of the 50,000 refugees the government planned to accept in the current budget year, more than 48,900 have been allowed to enter the U.S.

"It is regrettable that the citizens of the countries on the list have never participated in any act of terrorism against the USA and yet they are being punished for acts of terrorism", he said. "The truth is it's not a great win because the executive order is not allowed to go into effect for the people who have a deep connection to the United States, and that's most people who are coming here".

The exception will be those residents of the forbidden countries that have any relationship with the United States citizens, the prohibition against them is declared invalid by the court.

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Iran has denounced the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump's contentious Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, saying the United States is turning a blind eye to the real culprits behind acts of terror on its soil.

Trump ordered the refugee ban and a travel ban affecting the six countries, plus Iraq, shortly after taking office in January.

The court said the relationship must be "formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course, not for the objective of evading" the travel ban.

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Iran says US travel ban is 'racist' and 'unfair'