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  4/9/2014, Nissan 9, 5774

White House: Iran's Pick for UN Ambassador 'Not Viable'

The United States said Tuesday it had told Iran the selection of a UN ambassador who is allegedly linked to the 1979 American embassy hostage crisis was "not viable," AFP reports.

The announcement comes a day after the Senate passed a resolution that would deny the diplomat, Hamid Aboutalebi, a visa.