Tehran, Iran, February 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Tehran will welcome with open arms Iranian technicians that are based in the United States, said Head of Iran’s Presidential Office Mohammad Nahavandian.
“Unlike those who are so unwise to deprive themselves of scientists and the elite, we will welcome them,” he said in response to new situations US-based Iranians are facing after US President Donald Trump’s ban on visa for nationals of seven countries including Iran, Tasnim news agency reported February 5.
“We will have other plans than what the Foreign Ministry does politically-wise to support American-based Iranians to return to their country,” the official said.
“For example, we can offer them economic aid in the form of services rendered by the Innovation and Development Fund to found their science-based companies.”
Trump signed an executive order January 27 blocking entry into the US of people from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and suspending all refugee admissions, from all countries, for 120 days. The countries included Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, and Sudan.
However, US District Judge James Robart, a federal judge in Seattle, on February 3 temporarily blocked Trump’s week-old immigration order from being enforced nationwide, reopening America’s door to visa holders from the seven countries and dealing the administration a humbling defeat.