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Iran bars Kyle Snyder, fellow U.S. wrestlers from this month's Freestyle World Cup

Iran bars Kyle Snyder, fellow U.S. wrestlers from this month's Freestyle World Cup

Iran has barred U.S. wrestlers, including Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder of Woodbine, from competing in this month's Freestyle World Cup in response to President Donald Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranians.

IRNA, the country's official news agency, quoted Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying a special committee reviewed the case of the U.S. wrestling team and "eventually the visit by the U.S. freestyle wrestling team was opposed."

The decision marks the first action taken by Iran in response to Trump's executive order banning visas for seven Muslim countries. Earlier this week, Iran said it would take retaliatory...

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