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US official: US denies Iran’s Zarif a visa to attend UN meet

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, Russia on 30 December 2019 [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, Russia on 30 December 2019 [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]

The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official said.

Monday’s comments by the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, following escalating tension between the two countries after the United States killed Iran’s most prominent military commander, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad on Friday.

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