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White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick

AP: In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States will not grant a visa to Tehran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said: "Our position is that we will not be issuing him a visa."


Iranian diplomat rejected by US implicated in Italian murder

The Telegraph: An Iranian diplomat that America is refusing to accept as Tehran’s next ambassador to the United Nations was implicated in the death of an Iranian dissident in Rome in the 1990s, court documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph reveal.


Fourth Iranian held in UAE over businessman's kidnap: source

Reuters: An Iranian suspected of helping kidnap a British-Iranian businessman in Dubai has been arrested in Thailand and deported to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an official source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.


Royce joins calls to reject new Iranian UN envoy

The Hill: House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) on Thursday said the United States should deny a visa to Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations. A number of lawmakers have voiced the same concern this week over Abutalebi.


Iran loses Manhattan skyscraper to terror victims

 New York Daily News: The Iranian companies that own a Midtown office tower worth more than $500 million must forfeit the building to people who successfully sued Iran for damages over terrorist attacks, including 9/11, a judge has ruled.