Former Norwegian prime minister stopped by new US entry controls – The Local

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik was stopped by US border control agents at Washington Dulles Airport on Wednesday and questioned for roughly an hour before being granted permission to enter the country.Bondevik had flown to Washington DC to attend the National Prayer Breakfast but an Iranian visa in his diplomatic passport led to difficulties at the airport.  “It took about an hour. They started asking me why I had been in Iran and why I was coming to the United States. There should be no reason to fear a former prime minister who has been on official visits to the country several times before,” Bondevik told TV2.  US President Donald Trump recently introduced a ban on entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran. Bondevik said his passport with the Iranian stamp has never given him problems upon entering the US before Trump’s executive order.

Source: Former Norwegian prime minister stopped by new US entry controls – The Local