Tillerson: Travel ban vital for US national security
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declares that President Trump’s renewed ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries is “a vital measure for strengthening our national security.”
“With this order, President Trump is exercising his rightful authority to keep our people safe,” Tillerson says, after Trump signs a revised version of an order that had previously been thrown out by US courts.
Tillerson says his department has worked with Iraq to identify “multiple new security measures” that will be imposed to ensure that extremists are weeded out during the US visa process.
“Iraq is an important ally in the fight to defeat ISIS, with their brave soldiers fighting in close coordination with America’s men and women in uniform,” Tillerson says.