Trump says travel ban is necessary to keep ‘our country safe’

President Donald Trump on Friday claimed the travel ban was necessary to maintain “our country safety.”

“This executive order is necessary so that our country is safe,” Trump said during a news conference.

“And we’re going to do it well.”

Trump said the ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries is a “total and complete shutdown” of immigration from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Trump did not mention the U.S. government has been working on plans to reopen the country.

Trump’s executive order was signed Friday morning, a day after he signed a directive directing DHS to halt all refugee admissions for 120 days and suspend the issuance of new visas for 120 more days.

The order also directed the U to stop admitting Syrian refugees and to close the U’s refugee admissions program for 90 days.

The U.N. refugee agency says the order was an attack on human rights.

U.S.-born American journalist Jason Rezaian was killed in Iran in January 2016 while in transit to the U