January 7, 2020
This is a violation of international law.
But such things happen to terrorists. Just like we’re going to bomb Persepolis.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the United States declined to issue him a visa to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting scheduled in New York later this week, as tensions escalate between the two countries after the US killed Iran’s most prominent military commander.
“They fear that someone comes to the US and reveals realities,” Zarif said on Tuesday.
His comments come as Iran preparedto bury the remains of Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated on Friday near’s Baghdad international airport in a US air strike.
Under the 1947 UN “headquarters agreement,” the US is generally required to allow access to the UN for foreign diplomats. But Washington says it can deny visas for “security, terrorism and foreign policy” reasons.
There was no immediate comment by the US State Department.
It’s very possible that Zarif himself was planning on suicide bombing the UN.
We have to keep our people safe.
It’s our values.