The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS), Ahmed Aboul Gheit called on the President of the United States to reconsider its position on the question of restrictions on the entry of Muslims in the United States. It is reported by Anadolu on Monday, 30th January.
“The decision of Donald trump to strike at the unity of the family and relations between the peoples of the United States and Arab countries in General,” he said.
According to him, given the scale of the tragedy in Syria, a ban on entry of its citizens in the United States cause for concern.
January 27, trump signed a decree according to which the U.S. prohibits the entry of holders of green cards to citizens of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia and the Sudan. In addition, according to the document, for a period of 120 days will be suspended the admission of Syrian refugees. The document notes that the entry of Syrian migrants are detrimental to the interests of the United States.
The US administration’s decision has caused discontent in several countries in the black list. In particular, Tehran has promised to Washington’s actions to respond to symmetric measures.
The government of Canada though, and refrained from direct criticism of Washington, announced that it will provide temporary residence permits to all persons who because of a decree trump be denied entry to the United States.
Actions trump drew criticism in the United States. Lawyers from the American civil liberties Union American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of two Iraqis, who were not allowed into the country in connection with the decree of the President. Attorneys General of 16 States, including California, new York and Pennsylvania, condemned the decision of the head of state.
The American leader, commenting on his decision, said that his measure is not directed against Muslims, but against terrorists. According to him, the issuance of visas to citizens of all countries will resume as soon as steps will be taken to the security policy within 90 days.