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.