Kuwaiti visa ban on 5 Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan

Kuwait was the only nation to prohibit the entry of Syrian nationals prior to Trump's executive action.

By: IANS | Kuwait City | Updated: February 2, 2017 7:07 pm
Kuwait ban, Kuwait visa ban, US travel ban, Kuwait ban on immigrants, Kuwait visa ban on Muslim majority countries, Donald Trump, Trump travel ban, trump, world news, indian express news The Kuwaiti government has announced migrants from Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran are prohibited from applying for visas. (Representational image)

Kuwait has suspended the issuance of visas for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. After US President Donald Trump’s executive order banning seven Muslim-majority countries last Friday, the Kuwaiti government has told would-be migrants from the five banned nations to not apply for visas, as it is worried about the possible migration of radical Islamic terrorists, Sputnik International reported.

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Under the executive order signed by Trump, refugees from all over the world will be denied US entry for 120 days while all immigration from so-called “countries with terrorism concerns” will be suspended for 90 days. The countries included in the US ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Kuwait was the only nation to prohibit the entry of Syrian nationals prior to Trump’s executive action. Kuwait City previously issued a suspension of visas for all Syrians in 2011.

READ: Pakistan denies any visa ban on citizens by Kuwait: Reports

A group of militants bombed a Shia mosque in 2015, killing 27 Kuwaiti nationals. A 2016 survey conducted by Expat Insider ranked Kuwait one of the worst nations in the world for expatriates, primarily due to its strict cultural laws. As a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Kuwait has become embroiled in escalated tensions between the GCC and Iran. Washington has been a guarantor of GCC security since the early 1990s, according to a Congressional Research Service brief. Observers have pointed out that most of the nations on Trump’s list have substantial Muslim populations and are experiencing some form of economic or military conflict.

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    India
    Feb 2, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    This is slap on pseudo secular and so called religion of peace
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      India
      Feb 2, 2017 at 11:41 am
      Now this is slap on pseudo secular.
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        MyTake
        Feb 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm
        All good Muslims who shows solidarity with human cause should be taken on board.lt;br/gt;Good beginning of the new era under President Trump.
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          MyTake
          Feb 2, 2017 at 7:31 pm
          When Satan infiltrated Islam it became stan! It should be avoided like plague.lt;br/gt;May be some from Indian "tolerance" brigade can be sent to stan to placate them with some Bollywoody cuddling and love!
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            Ram kapoor
            Feb 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm
            Ram Post your opinion...lt;br/gt;Pak newspaper is saying that their Pak emby in Kuwait said this is false news ... IE what's truth ?
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              Nath
              Feb 2, 2017 at 11:51 am
              LATE REALISATION. TRUMP IS RIGHT TO PROTECT HIS COUNTRY.NOW ALL THESElt;br/gt;PERSONS FROM 5 COUNTRIES CAN APPLY TO CHINA AND LIVE THERE PERMANENTLY.CHINA WELCOMES ALL
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                ahmed pervaiz
                Feb 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm
                I'm stani in Kuwait ask any one about this news is more than a year not after Donald trump
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                  amitava ghosh
                  Feb 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm
                  Kuwait-muslims banning visas to muslims,a lesson which all should learn.True Muslims should stand upto Muslim jihadists living in Pakandother countries.Such terrorists will ultimately be eliminated.
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