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Removal of Iraq from US immigration order aims at seizing Iraqi oil resources

Service : Politic
Tehran, March 7, IRNA – A senior Iranian lawmaker said here on Tuesday that removal of Iraq from US President Donald Trump's new immigration order is aimed at seizing the Arabic country’s oil resources.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:32:26 PM
Removal of Iraq from US immigration order aims at seizing Iraqi oil resources

Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, a member of Parliament's Legal and Judicial Committee made the remarks in an interview with ICANA.

Rahimi Jahanabadi said Trump is seeking to correct its first wrong immigration order with the second one.

He added the Trump’s recent immigration orders appear to violate human rights.

On March 6, Trump inked new executive order on immigration banning citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, but eliminating Iraq from the original list.

Trump’s first immigration order was faced with many challenges in the courts in many states.

The 9th Circuit court of Appeals in the state of Washington succeeded in halting the immigration order, arguing it violated constitutional protections against religious discrimination.

The new order includes some changes that would make it easier to defend the controversial measure against legal challenges in the courts.

As with the previous order, people from Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya will face a 90-day entry ban. However, Iraq was taken off the list because of concerns about the country’s role in fighting terrorism, officials said.


The new measure halts all refugee admissions to the US for 120 days.

The original order contained that provision, except it indefinitely barred refugees from Syria.

The order, which takes effect March 16, spares legal permanent residents, or green card holders, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The first order initially targeted green card holders, which prompted confusion and chaos at airports across the United States.

Under the new directive, people who had visas by January 27, the date the first ban was introduced, will be allowed to enter the US. Dual nationals using a passport from a country not on the list also will not be affected.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint news conference on Monday morning to share details of the revised order, Press TV wrote.

"Like every nation, the United States has a right to control who enters our country and to keep out those who would do us harm," Sessions said.

The attorney general said, according to the FBI, that more than 300 people who came to the US as refugees are under investigation for potential terrorism-related activities.

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