Iranian official will not get visa for U.N. ambassadorship: White House

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sabrefencer wrote:

Finally, Obama and mal administration, took a right action, with the Iranians …

Apr 11, 2014 1:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

@sabrefemcer wrote: “Finally, Obama and mal administration, took a right action, with the Iranians …”

“The U.S. government objects to Abutalebi because of his suspected participation in a Muslim student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days starting in 1979, when the group seized the U.S. . . . . ”

Have you noticed the word “SUSPECTED” in the above sentence ?? Isn’t a “suspect” considered innocent until . . . Where are the facts showing his participation . . . ?

Did MR. Netanyahu call all of his people embedded in our government to apply pressure on our President Obama in order to inject discord into the Iran/U.S. negotiations ??

Apr 11, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
majkmushrm wrote:

So now the US asserts the right to approve national representatives to the UN? If I were the UN, I’d start moving out of New York.

Apr 11, 2014 2:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

This is a really stupid move by Obama, He does not get to veto another state’s choice of ambassador to the UN, and by doing so he is violating at least three international agreements.

Abutalebi was ambassador to the EU without any problems, but when he is appointed to the UN, Obama pulls a dumb stunt like this? I doubt it will happen, but justice would be served if the UN were to announce that they can no longer trust the USA to allow them to operate without interference, and move to the EU.

As for Abutalebi’s alleged involvement in the hostage crisis… he translated some press releases for them. By post.

Apr 11, 2014 2:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

It is a provocation to attempt to appoint this person in the first place. A type of insult and slap in the face. The US has acted properly in denying the visa. Iran has plenty of qualified people who can fill the slot without attempting to put this joker into the UN seat.

Apr 11, 2014 3:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Everything is provocative to a US Republican…

In what way is breaking three agreements ‘acted properly’? This will have repercussions for sure. It is supremely arrogant and a huge breach of trust, and it will not go unnoticed by the international community.

Apr 11, 2014 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
docroc wrote:

It’s time for the UN to move to a truly neutral location where the USA can’t pull this kind of stunt. And, while we’re at it, let’s remove the veto authority from the WWII victors; it’s been long enough already that they get to ride roughshod over every other country’s vote.

Apr 11, 2014 5:17pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SKYDRIFTER wrote:

The US is bound by the US Constitution to honor all treaties – period. No law can change that. Legally the visa can’t be denied.

However, the Obama Administration’s constant contempt for the US Constitution has been constant so far; so who knows how this will turn out.

Apr 11, 2014 6:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Salahuddiin wrote:

The US is getting real desperate in its attempts to scupper those nuclear negotiations. No wait, Israel is desperate. The US is bent over a barrel. The barrel is the UN. Ladies and Gentlemen – I give you International Politics!

Apr 11, 2014 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
captaindoc wrote:

I would love to see UN move out of NY and the USA completely then we would not have to allow the dirt bags that are sent into the USA to represent nations that are despicable.

Apr 11, 2014 9:06pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

Did MR. Netanyahu call all of his people embedded in our government to apply pressure on our President Obama in order to inject discord into the Iran/U.S. negotiations ??

Apr 11, 2014 9:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
theovulator wrote:

majkmushrm wrote:
“So now the US asserts the right to approve national representatives to the UN? If I were the UN, I’d start moving out of New York.”

docroc wrote:
“It’s time for the UN to move to a truly neutral location where the USA can’t pull this kind of stunt.”

captaindoc wrote:
“I would love to see UN move out of NY and the USA completely then . . . . . “

I agree with the above statements, but for my own reasons. Let the U.N. reside elsewhere. Less diplomats with diplomatic immunity driving around and breaking our laws with immunity, as well as, even easier for the U.S. to not remit U.N. monetary dues. The U.S. pays for most of the U.N. anyways. Why should they?

@Bakhtin. Today’s a first. I am, today for the first time, in agreement with you. I’m also very glad to see that you are “consistent”. That scores major points with me, not that I think that you really care. Even so, good show man. Even so . . . . .

Bakhtin wrote:
“Everything is provocative to a US Republican…”

We’ve all observed, and most would agree that politically, seems like everything these days is provocative to everybody. You’ve observed it too, haven’t you Bakhtin, that nothing much can be said, in the political realm, that doesn’t seem to provoke somebody in one way or another. Or rather feigned provocation only responded to for political gain.

It’s kinda funny how as time passes more and more of us increasingly become so easily offended or provoked. Funny or sad, you decide.
Rather hard to conclude that it’s not happening though. Obviously.

Apr 11, 2014 11:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
theovulator wrote:

PaulBradley wrote:
“Did MR. Netanyahu call all of his people embedded in our government to apply pressure on our President Obama in order to inject discord into the Iran/U.S. negotiations ??”

I don’t think president Obama responds well to pressure exerted against him in regards to anything favorable extended towards the state of Israel.

I think that Obama has demonstrated that to be true on numerous occasions. He’s certainly not best friends with Netanyahu.

Apr 11, 2014 11:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
theovulator wrote:

Side note. Any of you long going into the U.S. stock market next week, look out. Big pullback coming. Perhaps a correction of 10 to 15%. Short or get out. Remember that you read it here.

Apr 11, 2014 11:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

Good to see the rejection of the visa. Better yet, let him into the US and then arrest him. Iran should replace this person with another appointment. There are plenty of smart Iranians who can do the job without antagonizing the US. This jerk and scum kept diplomats imprisoned for more than a year, and now is claiming diplomatic privileges. What a joke.

Apr 13, 2014 4:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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