Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that the new US ban on travellers from six Muslim nations was “genuinely shameful”.
“US now bans Iranian grandmas from seeing their grandchildren, in a genuinely disgraceful exhibition of blind hostility to all Iranians,” Zarif tweeted.
The brief boycott, which came into drive late on Thursday, keeps individuals from six Muslim-dominant part countries from entering the United States unless they have a “bone fide” connection with the nation.
That incorporates parents and siblings, however prohibits grandparents and grandchildren, close relatives and uncles and others.
With more than one million individuals of Iranian birthplace living in the US, the fight in court over President Donald Trump`s proposed boycott has made months of tension for families.
Trump says the 90-day prohibition on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – and a 120-day boycott for refugees – is important to block terrorists militants from entering the nation.
Numerous Iranian-Americans tweeted with the hashtag #GrandparentsNotTerrorists to voice their resistance.
“This is my lovely grandma… does she resemble a fear based oppressor to you?” composed Elham Khatami, of the Washington-based National Iranian American Council – one of numerous who tweeted photos of their grandparents.