Oscar-nominated director can't attend awards because of Trump ban: Iranian group

Oscar-nominated director can't attend awards because of Trump ban: Iranian group
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An Oscar-winning Iranian film director who directed a movie nominated for again this year will not be able to attend the Academy Awards because of President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE's crackdown, a top Iranian-American group says.

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Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), tweeted that Asghar Farhadi, director of "The Salesman," will not be able to enter the U.S.

Trump on Friday signed an executive order halting entry into the U.S. by Syrian refugees as well as people from certain Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. 

“Confirmed: Iran's Asghar Farhadi won't be let into the US to attend Oscar's. He's nominated for best foreign language film... #MuslimBan,” Parsi wrote on Twitter. 

Somalia, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Sudan are the other countries part of the ban.

"The Salesman" was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film by the Academy Awards.

Farhadi's film "A Separation" won an Oscar in 2012.