Trump is getting tough with the Iranian regime.
He has now barred them and their family members from entering the United States.
That’s kind of a big deal.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Trump Admin Bans Iranian Regime Figures, Families From Entering U.S.
The Trump administration on Thursday banned all members of the Iranian regime and their family members from entering the United States, a move aimed at stopping regime figures from sending their children to America for schooling and other opportunities.
“The President announced a presidential proclamation restricting entry into the United States for senior Iranian government officials and members of their families,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a notice to reporters.
“For years, Iranian officials and their family members have quietly taken advantage of America’s freedom and prosperity, including excellent educational, employment, entertainment, and cultural opportunities in the United States,” Pompeo said. “Under this proclamation, designated senior regime officials and their families will no longer be allowed entry into the United States.”
“No longer will elites reap the benefits of a free society while the Iranian people suffer under the regime’s corruption and mismanagement,” according to the State Department.
Iranian regime figures have long taken advantage of America’s educational institutions, with many sending their children to the United States for college.
This is what hardball foreign policy looks like.
NBC News has more:
Trump orders visa ban for family members of Iranian officials
President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a visa ban on senior Iranian government officials and their family members, barring them from entering the United States to travel, study or work.
The move comes after families of Americans imprisoned in Iran lobbied the White House for years to deny visas to the children or relatives of top-ranking officials in the Iranian government, as NBC News has previously reported.
There are at least four Americans currently imprisoned in Iran and human rights groups and U.N. monitors say the detentions are arbitrary and baseless.
Hopefully, the regime will get the message.
America stands with the people of Iran. It’s their leaders we have a problem with.