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Qatar hopes US will ‘do the right thing’ regarding immigration ban


Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. Credit: MBA_AlThani/Twitter

Qatar is against the new temporary immigration restrictions that have been implemented in the US, the nation’s foreign minister has said.

President Donald Trump last week implemented a 90-day ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, sparking chaos at airports and protests around the world.

The nations are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.


Since Friday, hundreds of people have been turned away upon arriving at airports in the US.

Some have been sent back to Qatar, whose national carrier flies directly to 15 US cities from Doha.

‘Stand against’

Responding to reporter’s questions while visiting Serbia yesterday, Qatar’s foreign minister said he hopes American officials will reassess the move and “do the right thing” about it, AP reports.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani added:

“When it comes to be addressed in a Muslim framework, I think this is something we will stand against.”

According to Al Sharq, Al Thani’s Serbian counterpart did not express similar sentiments.

Ivica Dačić instead reportedly said that Serbia does not want to “interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.”


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