military will be offset by a stronger economy as well as cuts in other areas.

S., February 28, 2017.

REUTERS/Jim Lo Scalzo/PoolWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S.

travel ban, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed U.


Four officials say the decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department, the AP reported.

They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq’s inclusion given its key role in fighting the Islamic State group, it added.He also said he would defer on the issue to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who disagrees with him about its usefulness.


special rapporteur on protecting human rights Ben Emmerson told the U.N.

Human Rights Council that, hearing Trump extol torture as a weapon against terrorism shortly after his inauguration “was enough to make my blood run cold”.