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Sudan ‘disappointed’ at renewal of US travel ban

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Khartoum (IINA) � Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said it was disappointed with U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States.

“The foreign ministry expresses its regret and disappointment over the executive order issued by the US president on March 6 that renewed the ban on immigration of citizens from six countries including Sudan to the United States for 90 days,” the ministry said Tuesday in a statement seen by Reuters.

On Monday, Trump signed a new travel ban that administration officials said they hope will end legal challenges over the matter by imposing a 90-day ban on the issuance of new visas for citizens of six majority-Muslim nations. In addition, the US refugee program will be suspended for 120 days.

White House officials said the new guidelines, which will not take effect until March 16, block the issuance of only new visas and name six of the seven countries included in the first executive order, omitting Iraq.

Source: Intenational Islamic News Agency

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