UN chief worried over U.S. refugee sanctions

The United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres

The United Nations Chief has also expressed concerns over Trump’s travel ban.

Antonio Guterres says the decision will likely undermine the integrity of the international refugee protection system.

“It is obvious that, in my opinion, this is not the way and it was very clear in the statement. This is not the way to best protect the US, or any other country in relation to the serious concerns that exist about the possibility of terrorist infiltration, but I don’t think this is an effective way to do so and I think that these measures should be removed sooner rather than later. That was the appeal that I made,” said Guterres.

His spokesman made the statement during a regular news briefing at the UN

Trump’s executive order has been widely criticized both within and outside U.S. borders.

During the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, the Independent reports South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as saying, “The very country to which many of our people were taken as slaves during the transatlantic slave trade has now decided to ban refugees from some of our countries.”