WASHINGTON, April 2 The United States has told
Iran it has deep misgivings about the possibility that Hamid
Abutalebi, a veteran Iranian diplomat, may be named to serve as
Tehran's new ambassador at the United Nations, the State
Department said on Wednesday.
"We think this nomination would be extremely troubling. We
are taking a close look at the case now and we have raised our
serious concerns about this possible nomination with the
government of Iran," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf
told reporters at her daily briefing.
(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Sandra Maler)