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US ban forces Iranians home after days at Vienna airport

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) arrives to parliament ahead of presenting the proposed annual budget in the capital Tehran, on January 17, 2016, after sanctions were lifted under Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Iran has "opened a new chapter" in its ties with the world, President Hassan Rouhani said, hours after sanctions were lifted under its historic nuclear deal with global powers. A day earlier the UN's atomic watchdog confirmed that Iran has complied with its obligations under the July deal and the United States and European Union announced it was lifting the sanctions that have for years crippled the country's economy. / AFP / ATTA KENARE

The Austrian capital is a key transit hub for Iranians travelling to the US.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending  entry into the US by citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran and Iraq.

The move, which also suspended the arrival of refugees, has sparked mass protests at US airports and drawn condemnation from world leaders.

Tehran said Saturday it would reciprocate with a ban on Americans entering the country.

 

AFP