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  4/10/2014, Nissan 10, 5774

US Reservations of Iranian UN Ambassador Pick Ignored


Iran has disregarded US reservations against the Iranian decision to appoint Hamid Aboutalebi as the county’s ambassador to the UN.

Washington approved a law this week forbidding Aboutalebi’s entry into the United States as he allegedly participated in a takeover of the US consulate in Tehran 35 years ago.

The Tehran Foreign Ministry responded to the Americans’ actions, stating that the American approach is unacceptable and that Aboutalebi is an experienced diplomat who formerly served as the Iranian ambassador to Belgium, Italy and Australia.