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Kjell Magne Bondevik was detained for an hour because he visited Iran in 2014.
President Donald Trump's executive order restricting immigration is impacting citizens from outside the seven Muslim-majority countries it targets.
Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik flew into Dulles Airport to attend the National Prayer Breakfast. He was detained for an hour because he had visited Iran in 2014. He was there for a human rights conference.
Bondevik says he doesn't know how this could happen, especially when his passport says he's the former prime minister.
"They should understand that I don't represent any problem or threat," Bondevik told WJLA.
Bondevik said he understands the need to fight terrorism. But he questioned what will happen to the United States' international reputation if incidents like this keep happening.
The customs agents reportedly blamed the mix-up on a law former President Barack Obama signed in 2015. But Bondevik said he previously visited the U.S. after going to Iran with no problems.
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