[Marxism] US may bar Iran pres from addressing UN in NY
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Sat Aug 6 21:25:39 MDT 2005
U.S. COULD BLOCK VISA FOR IRANIAN PRESIDENT
By Guy Dinmore
Financial Times (UK) August 5, 2005
The Bush administration is considering taking the unprecedented step of
preventing a visiting head of state from addressing the United Nations
in New York by denying a visa to Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, Iran's newly
elected conservative president,Guy Dinmore reports from Washington.
Officials said a decision rested on the outcome of investigations into
whether Mr. Ahmadi-Nejad was involved in the 1979 US embassy hostage
crisis, and the killing of an Iranian-Kurdish dissident leader in Vienna
in 1989. Iran denies his involvement in either event. A senior Iranian
official yesterday confirmed that Mr. Ahmadi-Nejad planned to address
the U.N. Millennium Summit and its annual General Assembly next month.
His U.S. visa application is expected to be submitted today.
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