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Qatar official asks US to 'do the right thing'

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 11:41 AM
A woman carries a sign outside of the White House during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States on Sunday.

The foreign minister of Qatar says his country is against President Donald Trump's blanket banning of refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani said in Serbia on Monday he hopes US authorities will further assess the move and "we hope that they are going to do the right thing" about it.

Several of those stopped at US airports since Friday are believed to have travelled on flights from Qatar.

The foreign minister says: "When it comes to be addressed in a Muslim framework, I think this is something we will stand against."

The 90-day ban, imposed on Friday, affects travel to the United States by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.