US Says Iraq Removed From Travel Ban In Part Because Of Fight Against Islamic State

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iraq was removed from President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban because of both steps it is taking to better screen potential travelers and its cooperation in the fight to destroy the Islamic State, the Islamic State said on Tuesday. United States Department of State.

“I think both,” said State Department spokesman Mark Toner when asked at a daily news conference which of those two factors influenced the removal of Iraq from the list of President Donald Trump’s executive order issued this week. week.

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