May be it's time for the UN to move out of the US?

USA verweigern iranischem Außenminister Visum für UN-Sitzung
Mohammed Dschawad Sarif sollte diese Woche an einer Sitzung des UN-Sicherheitsrats teilnehmen. Doch die USA haben Irans Außenminister ein Visum verweigert.
7. Januar 2020, 7:24 Uhr Quelle: ZEIT ONLINE, Reuters, khe 62 Kommentare
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Mohammed Javad Sarif - United States refuses Iranian Foreign Minister visa Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Sarif should not receive a US visa for a UN meeting. The session could offer him a forum to attack the United States. © Photo: Yuri Kadobnov / AFP via Getty Images

The United States has denied Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Sarif a visa to travel to a UN Security Council meeting in New York this Thursday, according to government officials. The US government official, who did not want to be named, did not explain the specific background. The Iranian mission to the United Nations said it had received no official foreign minister visa from the United States or the United Nations.

The UN Security Council meeting with Sarif was planned before the US-Iran conflict escalated and has a different agenda. However, it could give the Iranian Secretary of State a large forum to attack the US government for the targeted killing of the Iranian general Kassem Soleimani.

The United States is fundamentally obliged to grant access to foreign diplomats - in accordance with the UN headquarters agreement. However, the US government believes that it can deny visas for security, terrorism, and foreign policy reasons.
Thousands mourn Kassem Soleimani

Secretary Sarif last attended UN meetings in New York in April, July and September. However, the US imposed sanctions on him in July. Among other things, Sarif is only allowed to stay in a very narrow area in New York

and so it goes on and on ... in the land of the free.

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mimi's picture

as I am scared to get shot. Just needed to rant.

Be well, all.

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"heh, as they say, if you don't dig the blues, you got a hole in your soul" - JS

TheOtherMaven's picture

and moved the whole shebang to neutral territory, like Switzerland.

As long as the UN is in the US, it is a de facto US puppet.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

boriscleto's picture

@TheOtherMaven It might as well be for all the good it has ever done.

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" In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move. -- Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy "

@TheOtherMaven They can hold the meeting there and transfer operations over time.

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They say that there's a broken light for every heart on Broadway
They say that life's a game and then they take the board away
They give you masks and costumes and an outline of the story
And leave you all to improvise their vicious cabaret-- A. Moore

Maybe Trump can get the UN to pay for the building in NYC when they leave. Or donate it to the Salvation Army.

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We are afraid of what a diplomat might say.

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@gjohnsit

We are either afraid our fee-fees will be hurt by what he says or that the truth will come out. Maybe both.

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earthling1's picture

As much as the rest of the world complain that the American people are cowards for not standing up to this fascist regime, they are no braver.
There should be a world-wide outcry for this brazen assault on U.N. etiquette and diplomacy.
But, crickets.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.