President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting entry of travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran, and the Iranian government has not taken it well.
On Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry released a statement on state-run media saying:
“While respecting the American people and distinguishing between them and the hostile policies of the U.S. government, Iran will implement the principle of reciprocity until the offensive U.S. limitations against Iranian nationals are lifted. The restrictions against travel by Muslims to America… are an open affront against the Muslim world and the Iranian nation in particular and will be known as a great gift to extremists.”
Also, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned President Trump’s actions in an address given by him at a tourism conference in Tehran which was televised live on Saturday.
“Today is not the time to erect walls between nations. They have forgotten that the Berlin wall fell years ago.” He said.
He added that, “To annul world trade accords does not help their economy and does not serve the development and blooming of the world economy. This is the day for the world to get closer through trade.”