'Common sense' for Trump to scrap travel ban: French FM

AFP , Monday 30 Jan 2017

 Jean-Marc Ayrault
A file photo of French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault talks during a meeting with tourism professionals on March 1, 2016 at the Quai d'Orsay in Paris (AFP)

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Monday in Tehran that it would be "common sense" for US President Donald Trump to scrap a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.

"I think that it would be common sense" for Trump to rescind the executive order imposing travel curbs on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said Ayrault at the start of a visit to Iran.

The measure was "inacceptable and very punishing for those concerned," he told members of the French community gathered at the ambassador's residence in Tehran.

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