Washington, Nov 1: US President Dold Trump has ordered extreme vetting of foreign tiols after it was revealed that the perpetrator of an attack in New York City that killed eight people was an immigrant from Uzbekistan.
Trump says 'Enough', orders extreme vetting
“I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Programme. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night.
The White House also did not offer any explations regarding the announcement.
A few hours earlier, Trump had referred to the Islamic State terror group in another tweet although the organisation has not yet claimed the New York City attack. “We must not allow ISIS to return, or enter, our country after defeating them in the Middle East and elsewhere. Enough!” Trump wrote.
The US media identified the suspect of Tuesday’s multiple hit-and-run in New York City as Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek tiol.
According to witnesses of the incident, the attacker yelled “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”) when he came out of the pickup truck he was driving after it crashed into a school bus after he had run over dozens of people. (IANS)