Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif fumed on social media Tuesday after he was reportedly denied an entry visa to attend high-level meetings at the United Nations in New York City.
“They fear that someone comes to the U.S. and reveals realities,” Zarif told The Associated Press. “The world is not limited to New York, and you can talk to the American people from Tehran, and we will do that.”
“He later claimed in a tweet that denying him a visa was in violation of the 1947 United Nations Headquarters agreement that established the international body’s base of operations in New York. That agreement requires the U.S. to permit foreign diplomats from other countries to conduct U.N. business and says the U.S. ‘shall not impose any impediments to transit to or from the headquarters district of…representatives of Members or officials of the United Nations,’” reports Fox News.
Denying me a visa in violation of 1947 UNHQ Agreement pales in comparison to:
-Pompeo's threat to starve Iranians (crime against humanity)
-Trump's bluster about cultural heritage (war crime)
But what are they really afraid of? Truth?
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 7, 2020
“Denying me a visa in violation of 1947 UNHQ Agreement pales in comparison to: Pompeo’s threat to starve Iranians (crime against humanity),” posted Zarif on social media.
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Source: Fox News