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White House Warns Iran To 'Think Twice' Before Testing US Resolve

White House Warns Iran To 'Think Twice' Before Testing US Resolve

The Trump administration will press ahead with its legal fight to overturn a Seattle federal judge's order blocking implementation of the White House ban on USA arrivals from seven Muslim-majority countries, Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday.

Amid concerns that President Donald Trump could undo US sanctions against Russia, ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Pence whether sanctions would remain in place as long as Russia is violating the ceasefire in Ukraine.

President Trump's executive order January 27 barred USA entry by nationals from seven Muslim-majority country - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen - for 90 days; suspended all refugee admission for 120 days; and barred Syrian refugees indefinitely.

Trump fumed and lashed out this weekend after a federal judge in Seattle late Friday ordered a nationwide halt to enforcement of Trump's week-old order temporarily barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries - including Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen - pending an extensive review of USA immigration policies. But, Pence added, the administration will go through the process in the courts of getting a stay so that Trump's action can be implemented.

Trump has lashed out against the judge, saying that he "opened up our country" to potential terrorists and that "bad people" are "very happy".

On NBC's "Meet the Press", Pence defended the administration's travel ban, which has encountered legal challenges after being blocked nationwide by a federal district court in Seattle on Friday night, a ruling that was upheld early Sunday by a federal appeals court. Todd brought this up by asking Pence whether it was "healthy" for Trump to keep doing this instead of considering any constructive criticism for his policies.

Pence said the executive order was created to put the safety first of the American people.

"We've got a lot of killers". What do you think?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell disagreed with the president's course of action.

Pence on "Meet The Press" dismissed the idea that the president was drawing a moral equivalency between the United States and Russian Federation. "Our country's so innocent?"

"It was not done hastily", says Pence, though he concedes that "there may have been some leaders on Capitol Hill that were not informed in the usual niceties of Washington D.C".

"Putin's a former KGB agent".


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