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Airlines in Iran: No tickets for Iranians holding US visas 

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    Associated Press

Tehran   /   Sat, February 4, 2017   /  05:35 pm
Airlines in Iran: No tickets for Iranians holding US visasĀ  In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, left, visits an exhibition of Iran's latest achievements of space technology, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at the recent executive order by U.S. president Donald Trump to suspend immigration and visa processes for nationals from seven majority-Muslim countries, including Iran. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi, right, accompanies Rouhani. (AP/Iranian Presidency Office)

Foreign airlines have instructed Iranian travel agencies not to sell U.S.-bound flight tickets to Iranians holding U.S. visas after President Donald Trump's executive order banning visas for seven Muslim countries, including Iran.

The move comes even though a U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked the ban, siding with two states that urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country. The directive does not include U.S. airlines.

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In Tehran, the Kowsar travel agency told The Associated Press they had been instructed by all foreign airlines not to sell tickets to Iranians with visas to enter the U.S.

The agency said there was no problem for those who have a permanent resident card or a U.S. passport. (dan)

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