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Iran Refuses To Name New UN Diplomat In US Visa Squabble

Iran said Saturday it has no immediate plans to name a new diplomat to represent it at the United Nations, following a U.S. decision to deny a visa to Iran's original pick.A top Iranian Foreign Ministry official said Iran does not have a replacement for Hamid Abutalebi and will pursue the visa denial issue through legal mechanisms at the U.N.American officials oppose the selection of Abutalebi because of his alleged involvement in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. He was...

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