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Shades of 1979: US Disputing Iran's Choice for UN Ambassador

There is a new conflict between the United States and Iran, and its origins extend back to 1979 when a group of militants took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran and held 52 U.S. diplomats hostage for 444 days.  Now, Iran is looking to name a man with a connection to the hostage-taking to be its ambassador to the United Nations, but American officials are seeking to block his entry into the country.   Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi to be its new ambassador to the United Nations in New...

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