A Malaysian man in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 3 looks at a poster showing President Trump's face during a rally held in response to the Trump administration's executive order banning nationals from some Muslim countries entering the United States. (Image credit: EPA)

Iran puts USA Wrestling in half-nelson after Trump's visa ban

Iran on Friday banned American wrestlers from participating in a competition in the western city of Kermanshah in what appears to be the first action taken by Tehran in response to President Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranian nationals.

The Freestyle World Cup is scheduled for Feb. 16-17 and USA Wrestling was due to attend the competition. But according to Iran's state-run news agency IRNA the Iranian foreign ministry said it had no choice but to ban the wrestlers because of Trump's order.

The travel ban covers seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, and the White House has also said that...Read more...

Source: usatoday.com