Donald Trump's travel ban a 'great gift to extremists': Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif didn't specify what those measures would be, but he affirmed in a tweet that anyone with a valid visa would be welcomed.

"Despite the claims of combating terrorism and keeping American people safe, it will be recorded in history as a big gift to extremists and their supporters".

On Thursday, one of Iran's most popular actresses said she would boycott next month's Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles in protest at the U.S. ban.

Iran will pursue the US President Donald Trump's executive order to ban entry for nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries in worldwide organizations, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi said.

Iran summoned Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Giulio Haas on Sunday to protest U.S.

Other nations may be added to the list, CNN reports.

Iran is among seven countries whose nationals are barred from entering the United States for 90 days under Trump's order, signed Friday. Diplomats and members of global organisations are not affected by the ban.

Salehi said Tehran is not willing to take hasty steps and will wait and see how the new U.S. administration proceeds with the agreement.

The travel bans have sparked chaos and condemnation around the globe and in the United States where legal challenges were filed after airport officials detained dozens of travellers from the seven countries. I guess we have to see if things will come down... remember Mr. Trump never expected to win and you know he won and he sort of cobbled together this team that helped him in the election.

Earlier, Iran urged Trump to refrain from erecting "walls between nations", reacting to the recent order by the US President authorising the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico to curb illegal immigration from the country.

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