Trump Bans Iran Foreign Minister from Addressing UN…Violating Another Treaty

Can the General Assembly take away the US permanent seat at the UNSC? Yes, for cause.

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FP: The Trump administration is barring Iran’s top diplomat from entering the United States this week to address the United Nations Security Council about the U.S. assassination of Iran’s top military official in Baghdad, violating the terms of a 1947 headquarters agreement requiring Washington to permit foreign officials into the country to conduct U.N. business, according to three diplomatic sources.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif requested a visa a “few weeks ago” to enter the United States to attend a Jan. 9 Security Council meeting on the importance of upholding the U.N. Charter, according to a diplomatic source familiar with the matter. The Thursday meeting was to provide Tehran’s top diplomat with his first opportunity to directly address the world community since U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the Jan. 3 drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, a top Iraqi militia leader, among others.

The Iranian government was awaiting word on the visa Monday when a Trump administration official phoned U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres to inform him that the United States would not allow Zarif into the country, according to the Washington-based diplomatic source.

But even before the current crisis, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in recent months had sought to restrict the ability of Zarif—a skilled debater who has studied in the United States and has extensive contacts with American journalists—to make his case to the American public during previous visits to the United States. read more…

https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/06/trump-administration-blocks-iran-foreign-minister-zarif-addressing-un-security-council/

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Trump violates international norms? International law? What’s that, Trump asks. Oh nothing, Barr replies.

  2. Trump purports to hate the U.N. and would evict it from the U.S. Iran should propose the UN all meet in Iran so they can hear him and at the same time propose to move the UN permanently to Iran. F..k Liar Israel Agent Trump.

  3. Looks like a pattern to most with a brain. Recall the Pentagon had few working cameras on 911. They confiscated all the cameras in the area, and never showed the videos. How do they keep their people from telling the truth ? Oh ! they will end up like Jeffery.

  4. The Iranian Minister Zarif should be allowed a special provision to attend and address the UN Security Council by video conference. The United States can not deny him that provision.

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