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.
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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.