Iran May Limit Issuing of US Visas Over Trump's Order

'To defend the dignity of the great Iranian nation'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 28, 2017 2:19 PM CST
Protesters assemble at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the country.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Iran's foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to American tourists in retaliation for President Trump's suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from Muslim countries including Iran, the AP reports. The official IRNA news agency Saturday carried a statement by the Iranian foreign ministry that says Iran will resort to "counteraction" to Trump's executive order. The statement says: "Iran, to defend the dignity of the great Iranian nation, will implement the principle of reciprocity until the removal of the insulting restriction against Iranian nationals." The statement adds: "It will apply corresponding legal, consular, and political actions." (Read more Iran stories.)

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