• US to implement some parts of ban after supreme court lifts two injunctions
  • Iran says ban ‘has no basis in facts’ and ‘will not help fight terrorism’

Iran has branded a recent US supreme court order to reinstate elements of Donald Trump’s travel ban racist and unfair, as Washington prepares to begin implementation of the divisive policy on Thursday.

Trump’s travel ban targets visitors from six Muslim majority countries, including Iran, and temporarily suspends resettlement of refugees in the US. On Monday, the supreme court partially lifted two lower court injunctions blocking the ban, allowing parts of it to come into effect over the summer before a full hearing in autumn.

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