Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi blasted a recent ruling by the US Supreme Court which allows President Donald Trump’s continuous Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, and said that Washington is giving wrong addresses to the world.
“The US is turning a blind eye to the real culprits behind acts of terror on its soil,” Qassemi said on Wednesday.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said that the court order demonstrates the US administration’s will to discriminate against Muslims and treat them unfairly, contrary to the American statesmen’s claims.
“It is regrettable that the US government is ignoring the major perpetrators of the terrorist acts in the US and gives the world a wrong address in broad daylight in pursuit of its shortsighted economic and business goals,” Qassemi added.
On Monday, America’s highest court said a 90-day ban on visitors from the six Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, along with a 120-day ban on all refugees, could be enforced against those who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
Trump hailed the court’s order as “a clear victory for our national security.”
On Tuesday Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the ruling as a “misplaced and misguided policy” and a “regrettable” decision, adding it “would be the greatest gift to extremist groups who would use it as a rallying cry to attract new followers.”
The US president initially signed an executive order of the travel ban in January. Several courts, however, described the ban as unconstitutional and put it on hold.
Trump then signed a revised order in early March, excluding Iraq from the initial list of countries whose travelers were barred from the US.
The Muslim ban stirred protests inside the US and abroad, with many arguing that nationals from the countries singled out by Trump have not been involved in terror attacks on US soil.