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Iranian official denied visa for UN ambassadorship

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Published on Apr 12, 2014

The man Iran has nominated for United Nations ambassador is not being allowed into the United States to start his job in New York.

The US is concerned about Hamid Abutalebi's links to a 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis in Tehran and has refused a visa.

Abutalebi is suspected to have participated in a student group that seized the US embassy and held more than 50 Americans hostage for over a year.

During the week, both chambers unanimously passed a law denying him entry, along with anybody deeme...
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