White House: No Visa to Iranian Hostage TakerThe Obama administration officially informs Iran that Tehran's choice as its next UN ambassador will be denied a visa.
Congress Backs Bill that Bans Iranian AmbassadorThe House unanimously approves a bill that would bar Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations from stepping on U.S. soil.
White House: Iran's Pick 'Not Viable'The selection of hostage-taker as Iran's UN ambassador is "not viable", says White House spokesman.
Senate Votes to Ban Iran UN Amb. From Entering USBipartisan support for bill preventing known terrorists from entering US as UN envoys ensures unanimous vote in favor.
Senators: Don't Approve Visa for Hostage-Taker29 Republican senators urge Obama to deny a visa to a former hostage-taker who is Iran’s choice for UN ambassador.
U.S. Dissatisfied with Iran's AmbassadorObama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".