German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined the Geneva Convention over the phone to Donald Trump, in response to the US President’s executive order banning those from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
She later told a press conference that a “general suspicion against people of a certain belief” is against her “interpretation of the basic tenets of international refugee support and cooperation.”
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tweeted that “diversity is our strength”, and suggested his country would be willing to help refugees affected.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 28, 2017
Following Trudeau’s lead when he tweeted the hashtag #WelcomeToCanada, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted #WelcometoScotland too.
For those asking my view on US State visit: would be wrong for it to go ahead while bans on refugees & citizens of some countries in place.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) January 29, 2017