Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has vowed to prevent Hamid Aboutalebi, one of a group that held 52 Americans hostages for 444 days in 1979, from entering the United States.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had selected Hamid Aboutalebi to represent Iran at the United Nations.
“It is unconscionable that in the name of international diplomatic protocol the United States would be forced to host a foreign national who showed a brutal disregard of the status of diplomats when they were stationed in his country. This person is an acknowledged terrorist.”
“This nomination should dispel illusions” that Mr Rouhani is negotiating with the US in good faith, Mr Cruz added.
Speaking to The Associated Press John Mccain said that the appointment was:
“a really kind of an in-your-face action by the Iranian government”,
The Iranian government and officials from the Iranian Mission to the United Nations has not commented on the appointment.
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