President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that bars U.S. citizens from entering the U.K. and indefinitely bars U,K.
nationals from entering Iran.
The order was signed at the White House.
The executive order prohibits entry into the U.,K.
of people from six countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
The countries have long been a source of friction between the U and the U,Liz Cheney, vice president for public affairs at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, told the Associated Press.
The order bars citizens of those countries from entering and returning to the U in 90 days.
The U.N. Refugee Agency says that the U would be violating its own humanitarian obligations to the refugees and asylum-seekers in the U for “violating international humanitarian law, and thus a prohibition of entry into or reentry into the United States.”
The order is the latest step in Trump and his administration’s crackdown on refugees and people fleeing war and persecution, which has seen the U imprison and deport more than 600,000 people in the first three months of the Trump administration.
The executive order also bans refugees from Syria indefinitely.
The U.U.S., however, has been under pressure to accept Syrian refugees since the U.-led coalition launched an air campaign against the Islamic State group in August.
That campaign has been widely criticized by U.s. officials for being inadequate in terms of vetting the Syrians and not doing enough to resettle them.