Iraq says ruling against Trump travel ban is 'move in right direction'

February 5, 2017 13:54


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BAGHDAD - Iraq expresses satisfaction on Sunday with a US appeals court ruling against a travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump, a government spokesman said.

The ruling given late on Saturday denied a request from the US Department of Justice to immediately restore Trump's order, which a judge in Washington state had blocked on Friday.

"It is a move in the right direction to solve the problems that it caused," the spokesman, Saad al-Hadithi, told Reuters.

Trump's ban put restrictions on the entry to the United State of Iraqis and citizens from six other Muslim-majority countries. Iraqis fleeing violence in their country were among those impacted.

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