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Iraqi Prime Minister Calls on Trump to Review US Immigration Order

© AP Photo / Adam BERRYraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor after their meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 11, 2016
raqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor after their meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 11, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi called on US President Donald Trump in a phone conversation to review the travel restrictions imposed by him on the Iraqi citizens among the nationals of six other states, Abadi's press service said in a statement.

Hundreds of people rally against a temporary travel ban signed by U.S. President Donald Trump in an executive order during a protest at Detroit Metropolitan airport in Romulus, Michigan, U.S., January 29, 2017. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the two leaders held a phone talks and discussed a number of both regional and bilateral issues.

"The Prime Minister stressed the importance of a review of the decision on the right of Iraqis to travel to the United States and lift Iraq from the list of countries mentioned in the executive order," the statement said.

According to the statement, Trump stressed that Washington and Baghdad should cooperate on the issue to find a solution to the problem.

On January 27, Trump signed the executive order, titled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," barring citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. The move also introduced a travel ban for a 120-day period for all refugees, as well as an indefinite ban for asylum seekers from Syria.

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