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More from BBC News: The UK’s largest supermarket chain is planning to close all stores in the US following President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Tesco is the largest grocer in the country and the chain is known for its loyalty to its customers.

But in a statement to customers, the company said it would no longer accept customers from seven countries that have been deemed a security risk by the US government: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya and Somalia.

It said the move was part of its commitment to “make the UK a place where people can be themselves and express their views”.

“We are confident this decision will have a positive impact on our customers and our stores.” “

Tesco has more than 60,000 staff in the UK, but says it will remain open in the rest of the country, despite the new travel ban. “

We are confident this decision will have a positive impact on our customers and our stores.”

Tesco has more than 60,000 staff in the UK, but says it will remain open in the rest of the country, despite the new travel ban.

The chain said it was also considering what it would do if other stores, such as supermarkets in Ireland and the US, decide to close.

The chain has also said it is working with the Department for International Development (DfID) to support the UK economy, which it says has been hit by the “dire economic situation” caused by the travel ban and the recent election result in the United Kingdom. “

However, we will be doing our utmost to continue to operate our stores in our UK stores and across our global network.”

The chain has also said it is working with the Department for International Development (DfID) to support the UK economy, which it says has been hit by the “dire economic situation” caused by the travel ban and the recent election result in the United Kingdom.

“The UK has been a key player in the international community working to support businesses and their employees, and we are proud to have supported the UK government with £50 million over four years of support,” a Tesco spokesperson said.