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US Refuses Visa to Iran's Choice for UN Envoy

The White House says it has informed the United Nations and Iran that the United States will not issue a visa to the man Iran wants to be its new U.N. ambassador.American officials oppose the selection of Hamid Abutalebi because of his alleged involvement in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. He was a member of the Muslim student group that held 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. Abutalebi says his involvement in the group Muslim Students Following the Imam's Line...

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