Trump's travel ban 'violates our principles': UN chief

Ban 'not effective if the objective is to really avoid terrorists to enter the United States', Guterres says

Trump's travel ban 'violates our principles': UN chief

World Bulletin / News Desk

 President Donald Trump's controversial executive order that bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. "violates our principles”, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday.

"This is not the way to best protect the U.S, or any other country in relation to the serious concerns that exists about possibilities of terrorist infiltration," Guterres told reporters at UN headquarters in New York. "I think that these measures should be removed sooner rather than later."

The secretary general said the ban that is in effect for 90 days but bars Syrians indefinitely, is "not effective if the objective is to really avoid terrorists to enter the United States".

The Trump administration has consistently defended the order that was signed Friday amid popular outrage and legal objections, as necessary to safeguard America's security.

 

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