The government of Iraq has voted to impose a travel ban on American citizens.
The move is in retaliation for the temporary ban placed on travelers from Iraq, and other Middle East nations, imposed by President Donald Trump via executive order, the Associated Press reported.
BREAKING: Lawmakers: Iraq parliament approves ‘reciprocity measure’
after Trump’s travel ban, to apply for Americans entering Iraq.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 30, 2017
Iraqi lawmakers Kamil al-Ghrairi and Mohammed Saadoun told the Associated Press the decision is binding for the government and was passed by a majority of the Parliament, but did not give the specific vote total.
It was also unknown who exactly the ban is applicable to considering that American military personnel, aid workers and businesses are currently in the nation.
Social media wasn’t too concerned about the ban.
@AP great news. Americans will be much safer staying out of a terrorist country
— Del (@italia1158) January 30, 2017
@AP Great. Now we don’t have to try to stop all the young idealists from backpacking through the Middle East…
— Amber (@NYCdeb8tr) January 30, 2017
@AP Fuck! There goes my spring break
— Jesse ?????? (@EaglesJesse) January 30, 2017
@AP Dammit! Now I can’t go on my “War-ravaged Third World Countries” summer tour!
— Owen Hale (@Halestorm75) January 30, 2017
@AP – boy, that really messes up my vacation plans – NOT
— NoMoreWhoresDC (@NoMoreWhoresDC) January 30, 2017
@AP No American wants to go to Iraq.
— Skyler Herring (@skyherring) January 30, 2017
@AP That would affect, literally, tens of people. Whatever will we do?
— Orange Blood (@Rkw3838) January 30, 2017
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