US Refrains from Issuing Visa for Iranian Ambassador

In a blatant violation of diplomatic norms, the US administration refrained from issuing an entry visa for Iran’s ambassador to Geneva and chairman of the Group 15. Alireza Moayyeri, who heads the Group 15 in Geneva, was due to present an annual report to a meeting of the foreign ministers of the group on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York next Friday.

International rules require the Untied States, as the host to the UN headquarters, to issue visa for other countries’ envoys to the United Nations and to refrain from disrupting the operations of the world body.

Due to similar incidents in the past, Iran has called on the UN member states to change the UN headquarters from New York to Geneva or a more convenient and impartial place.

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