Iranian director can't attend Oscars due to Muslim ban

Asghar Farhadi previously won an Oscar back in 2012

Iranian director can't attend Oscars due to Muslim ban

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Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won't be able to attend the Oscar ceremonies next month due to Trump's Muslim ban, according to reports. 

Trump recently suspended America's refugee programme for four months, and also introduced a temporary hold on visitors coming into the US.

As a result of this ban, Oscar nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won't be allowed to attend the Oscars in February.  

No visas will be issued for 90 days to migrants or visitors from seven mainly-Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

People are already reporting on Twitter that some of their family members are not being allowed back into the country because of the ban.  


Farhadi's movie 'The Salesman' is nominated in the Foreign Language category alongside 'Land of Mine' (Denmark), Toni 'Erdmann' (Germany), 'It's Only the End of the World' (Canada) and 'Tanna' (Australia).

Farhadi previously won the award back in 2012 for his movie 'A Separation'. It became the first Iranian film to win an Oscar.