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Iran Insists on Choice for UN Ambassador

Iran says it is not considering a replacement nominee for its prospective new envoy to the United Nations, despite his being denied a U.S. visa. A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official said Saturday there is no replacement choice for Hamid Abutalebi, and Iran will pursue the visa denial issue "through legal mechanisms at the U.N." White House officials say Washington has informed the U.N. and Iran that the U.S. will not issue a visa to the man Iran wants to be its new U.N....

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