Biden lifts sanctions on Muslim countries
Published: 12:15 PM, 21 January 2021 Updated: 12:15 PM, 21 January 2021
Joe Biden signed the executive order shortly after taking sworn in on Wednesday; Photo: Collected
New United States President Joe Biden has lifted sanctions imposed on seven countries by the former President Donald Trump.
He signed the executive order shortly after taking sworn in on Wednesday. At the same time, he has signed at least 15 executive orders.
According to a BBC report, Joe Biden, the 46th President of the United States, rushed to the Oval Office shortly after he was sworn in on Wednesday. Vice President Kamala Harris was present at the time.
In front of reporters at the Oval Office, President Biden signed in favor of several policy changes by former President Donald Trump. In this case, he gave the first emphasis to the current pandemic and climate change.
The executive orders that he signed after taking the oath include wearing a face mask on federal property and for federal employees.
Establish a new office at the White House to coordinate on the Covid-19 issue, postponement of the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), signed an executive order to rejoin the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Biden has given an order to tackle climate change rapidly. In this case, he has canceled the approval of the former president to set up the controversial Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.
Biden also dismissed Trump’s urgent call for funding for the construction of a border wall with Mexico. He gave a directive to solve the problem of immigrants.
Besides, the new president has also lifted the sanctions that Trump imposed on seven Muslim countries.
After signing the orders, Biden told reporters that there was no time to waste. “The executive orders I am signing will help change the pace of the Covid-19 crisis. We are going to fight climate change in a way that has not been done so far. We will work for racial equality. I will also work for the communities that are neglected. All this is just the beginning,” he said.