Iran will issue visas for U.S. wrestlers -IRNA

 Reuters International

FEB 5, 2017 – 

(Reuters) – Iran will issue visas for a U.S. wrestling team to attend the Freestyle World Cup competition, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Sunday, reversing a decision announced Friday to ban visas for the team in retaliation for an executive order by President Donald Trump banning visas for Iranians.

Bahram Ghasemi, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a telegram message on Sunday noting that visas would be issued for the Americans partly because of the decision by a U.S. federal judge to “halt the execution of discriminatory restrictions against the entrance of Iranian citizens to America”, IRNA reported.

On Friday U.S. District Judge James Robart put on hold the travel ban for refugees and citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries called for in Trump’s executive order.

more:     http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/iran-will-issue-visas-for-u-s–wrestlers–irna/42937188

 

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; editing by Jason Neely)

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