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World Leaders Blast Trump’s Ban of Refugees and Immigrants

HeadlineJan 30, 2017

Donald Trump’s immigration order drew outrage and condemnation from world leaders. French President François Hollande urged European leaders to “stand up to” Trump, saying the U.S. president was encouraging extremism. A spokesperson for Angela Merkel said the German chancellor told Trump in a phone call he risks violating a Geneva convention requirement to take in war refugees on humanitarian grounds. And Iran’s government said it would soon take “reciprocal measures” to ban U.S. citizens.

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