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Global Matters: Are the US still qualified as host of United Nations??

The White House has refused to issue a visa to Iran´s pick for UN ambassador. See what our experts say about this.


News from Apr 15, 2014

This week on Global Matters: As the host country for the United Nations (and its headquarter in New York), the U.S. has obliged themselves to act impartially. Now the White House has denied visa to Iran´s chosen ambassador to the UN because he had an (apparently minor) role in the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. Before that, US Congress and the Senate had passed a law barring Mr. Aboutalebi from the US. That´s why we asked the question: Are the US still qualified as a host country for theUN.

See what our experts say and engage in the discussion at www.global-matters.org

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