People gather at Copley Square January 29, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts to decry US President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order, which restricts refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. (AFP/Xinhua)
TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Iran said Tuesday that it has stopped granting visas to U.S. citizens in response to Washington's recent travel ban against citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.
"We will not issue visa for Americans, but there will be exceptions for some whose cases will be referred to a committee which has been set up at the (Iranian) Foreign Ministry," semi-official Fars news agency quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying.
U.S. President Donald Trump Trump issued an executive order on Friday to restrict immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, that he said are "compromised by terrorism."