US President Donald Trump plans remove Iraq’s name from the list of the Muslim countries included in his controversial entry ban, American officials say.
The Pentagon and the State Department have been pressuring Trump to exclude Iraq from the seven-country travel ban that he introduced soon after taking office, the Associated Press reported, citing four unnamed officials.
On January 28, Trump signed an executive order that barred entry for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and imposed a 120 day halt on all refugee resettlement programs.
The ban, which also suspended Syrian refugee admission indefinitely, was later on halted by a federal court and multiple attempts by the White House to reverse the ruling ended up in failure.
According to the report, a draft of Trump’s revised ban, which may be introduced as early as next week, has removed Iraq from the list because of the country’s active role in the fight…