(CNN)The US wrestling team looks set to compete at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup after Iran has reversed its decision to deny entry visas, according to state media.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi told the country’s state-run IRNA news agency on Sunday that Iran has decided to issue the visas after a US federal judge blocked President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, and because of requests to admit the team made by the International Wrestling Federation (IWF) and the Iranian Wrestling Federation on behalf of the US wrestlers.
Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, also weighed in on the matter on Twitter.
An earlier decision by Iran to deny entry visas to the US team was described as a “reciprocal measure” following Trump’s order banning entry to nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, to the United States.
Noting the travel restrictions, the United World Wrestling had been attempting to …