By APL KOMMERBERG The United States on Thursday banned non-emergency travel to all European countries and territories except those with “near-miss” incidents.
President Donald Trump issued the directive after a series of attacks in Europe on Americans on Saturday, including the attacks on two Americans in Nice, France, and the deadly truck attack in Nice that killed 86 people.
The move follows days of protests against Trump and the U.S. travel ban that targeted seven predominantly Muslim nations and resulted in more than 1,000 arrests and injuries.
The travel ban was temporarily blocked on Friday by a federal judge in Hawaii.
On Sunday, Trump ordered a ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
On Monday, the president directed that all citizens of those countries who are citizens of the United States be allowed to enter the United Kingdom, the United Nations, the European Union, Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
The ban does not include citizens of Yemen, Somalia or Syria.
A number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa have already banned all nonessential travel from the United State.
The United Arab Republic, Jordan, the Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE and the UAE have all banned all travelers from those countries.
On Friday, the U,N.
Security Council adopted a new resolution that called for an end to the “inhuman and disproportionate” targeting of citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries by the United and Western governments.
It also called for the creation of a commission to investigate crimes against humanity committed against civilians in those countries, which could include the killing of civilians and their relatives.
The Trump administration on Friday also directed the State Department to stop issuing visas to foreign nationals in Saudi Arabia and the Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Sudan who are “involved in terrorist activities” or who have ties to terrorist groups.
The White House said it will suspend the issuance of visas to “people who have been designated as international terrorists” as well as individuals who have previously engaged in human rights abuses or “terrorism financing.”
On Monday the U.,N.
General Assembly passed a resolution calling for an international investigation into the attacks in Nice and the truck attack that killed 85 people.
It said the attack was a result of the failure of the French authorities to stop the attack and to protect civilians.
It called on the United Nation Security Council to convene an international panel of experts to investigate the attacks and said “the Security Council must act quickly to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice and to ensure the protection of civilians.”
On Friday the U S Congress passed a bipartisan bill that called on Trump to immediately rescind the travel ban and for the Secretary of State to designate an international commission to conduct an investigation into those attacks.