Skip to comments.White House: No visa for Iran's UN ambassador pick
Posted on 04/11/2014 12:46:51 PM PDT by ColdOne
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The White House announced Friday that the U.S. will not issue a visa to Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador, over concerns about his involvement in the 1979 U.S. Embassy hostage crisis in Tehran.
The decision comes after Congress earlier this week approved a bill that would bar Hamid Abutalebi from stepping on U.S. soil. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the White House is reviewing that legislation but announced that Abutalebi would be barred anyway.
"We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we will not issue a visa to Mr. Abutalebi," Carney said. "We certainly share the intent of the bill passed by Congress as we have already told the U.N. and Iran that we will not issue a visa."
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Typical Obama, stealing credit for what Ted Cruz did.
Team Obama: “In a rare act, we will follow the will of the people. We are currently exploring options to bend over for the Iranian mullahs because of this evil act forced upon us by Ted Cruz.”
Had Congress not acted and former hostages not raised the issue, I’m sure Hamid Abutalebi would be at an honored place at a White House state dinner and Obama would be bowing to him when they met.
Make Obama apply for a Visa=
he couldn`t get one.
If he applied, he would be deported.