14:23 GMT11 May 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    WARSAW (Sputnik) - Senior Polish officials will not be received by US President Donald Trump or any other member of the US administration because of a new law that criminalizes statements accusing Poland of complicity in the Holocaust, the Onet news portal reported.

    The media published Monday documents suggesting that Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki are not welcome at the White House until the bill, also known as the law on the Institute of National Remembrance, is amended.

    READ MORE: Guns Would Have Prevented Holocaust, GOP Congressman Claims

    The news was later refuted by the Polish Foreign Ministry's Undersecretary of State for Security, Consular Affairs and Eastern Policy Bartosz Cichocki, who stated that there were "no such ultimatums" and that Polish authorities maintained contact with US diplomats.

    The law officially took effect on March 1 after being approved by the Polish parliament last month and then signed by Duda. On February 6, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said enactment of the legislation "adversely affects freedom of speech and academic inquiry."


    Israel Expects to Settle Row Over Polish 'Holocaust Bill'
    Guns Would Have Prevented Holocaust, GOP Congressman Claims
    Poland and Israel: Hot Debate Over the Holocaust
    Jewish Foundation Says US Should Cut Ties With Poland Over Holocaust Speech Law
    Polish Opposition Party Proposes Amendments to 'Holocaust Bill' - Leader
    Polish Jews: 'We Do Not Feel Safe in Poland' Amid Holocaust Row
    holocaust, bill, Andrzej Duda, Donald Trump, Poland, US
    Community standardsDiscussion