Iran has denounced the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump’s contentious Muslim ban to be partly reinstated, saying Washington is turning a blind eye to the real culprits in acts of terror on US soil.
According to Press TV, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that the court order demonstrates the US administration’s will to discriminate against Muslims and treat them unfairly, contrary to the American statesmen’s claims.
“It is regrettable that the US government is ignoring the major perpetrators of the terrorist acts in the US and gives [the world] a wrong address in broad daylight in pursuit of its shortsighted economic and business goals.”
On Monday, America’s highest court said a 90-day ban on visitors from six the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, along with a 120-day ban on all refugees, could be enforced against those who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
Elsewhere in his comments, Qassemi said that although the majority of Muslims in the US, including the Iranians, are peaceful, respectful of the law, and against extremism and violence, the US statesmen treat them with “pessimism, insult and humiliation.”
He cited Trump’s stance both during the US presidential election campaign and after assuming office as an example of such an insulting treatment.
Tehran would thoroughly investigate the court ruling and take appropriate countermeasures, he added.
On Tuesday Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the ruling as a “misplaced and misguided policy” and a “regrettable” decision, adding it “would be the greatest gift to extremist groups who would use it as a rallying cry to attract new followers.”