Opposition MPs on Sunday said on Sunday they expected prime minister Mark Rutte to make a powerful protest about the US entry ban for all refugees and for people from seven Islamic countries.

D66 leader Alexander Pechtold and GroenLinks chief Jesse Klaver were among the party leaders saying they regarded the short comment by foreign minister Bert Koenders as inadequate.

Koenders said on Saturday that he was concerned about the legality and practical consequences of the ban. 'It is important that this does not lead to discrimination,' he said. 'We will keep a close eye on the way the measure is being applied.'

Read the complete original version of this item...