Iran To Bar US Wrestling Team From Freestyle World Cup

Law360, New York (February 3, 2017, 5:33 PM EST) -- Iran will block the U.S. wrestling team from participating in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup hosted in the country later this month in retaliation for an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to temporarily bar people from seven predominantly Muslim nations, including Iran, from entering the U.S.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Friday announced that the country had “rejected” the presence of the U.S. wrestling team at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup, according to an Islamic Republic News Agency report. The World Cup is set for Kermanshah, Iran, a city a little more than 300 miles west of...

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