Nuke Talks Collapsing As US Opposes Iran’s Pick For UN Envoy – 8 April 2014

RT logoWashington and Tehran are again at odds after the United States Senate voted this week to ban the Iranian diplomat nominated to serve as his country’s ambassador to the United Nations from entering the US.

The Senate overwhelmingly agreed on Monday this week that Iran’s pick for UN envoy, Hamid Aboutalebi, shouldn’t be allowed to step foot in the US due to his alleged role in the 1979 hostage crisis at the American Embassy in Tehran. Aboutalebi denies being directly involved in the stand-off, during which 52 Americans were held hostage amidst high tensions between nations for 444 days.

Nevertheless, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had no problem convincing his colleagues on Capitol Hill to speak up against what he called a “deliberate and unambiguous insult to the United States” courtesy of Iran.

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