Iranian actress not to attend Oscars to protest Trump’s visa ban

Iranian actress not to attend Oscars to protest Trump’s visa ban
Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, who starred as the female lead in the Oscar-nominated Iranian film "The Salesman”, has said she won’t participate in the Academy Awards 2017 in protest to US President Donald Trump’s new visa ban.

"Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist. Whether this will include a cultural event or not, I won't attend the Academy Awards 2017 in protest,” she tweeted Jan. 26.

Reuters, citing congressional aides and immigration experts, earlier reported that US President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Middle Eastern and African countries, including Iran.

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