World leaders, activists and rights groups were quick to condemn President Trump's executive order prohibiting citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — from entering the U.S.
On Saturday, Germany's Angela Merkel used part of her first phone call with President Trump to discuss the Geneva refugee convention rules. Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said the German chancellor regretted Trump's decision and was convinced that the "battle against terrorism does not justify a general suspicion against people of a certain origin or a certain religion."
French President François Hollande was less reserved and warned Trumpthat "In an unstable and uncertain world, turning inward would be a dead-end."
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