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  4/11/2014, Nissan 11, 5774

White House: No Visa to Iranian Hostage Taker

The Obama administration has officially informed Iran and the United Nations that the U.S. will deny a visa to Tehran's choice as its next UN ambassador because of his ties to the 1979 hostage crisis, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Iran's government had chosen Hamid Aboutalebi, who served as a translator for radical Iranian students who stormed the American embassy in Tehran 35 years ago and took 52 diplomats hostage.

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