Move The UN

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Yet another reason to Move The UN

It was reported in The Daily Star, Lebanon that the US is contemplating not allowing the new Head of State of Iran from visiting the US to address the UN!! (Emphasis is mine.)

U.S. mulls visa ban for Iranian president
By Agence France Presse (AFP)
Compiled by Daily Star staff

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The United States mulled the unprecedented step of refusing Iranian President Mahmood Ahmadinejad a visa to attend next month's UN General Assembly, the State Department said.

Deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said the U.S. was looking at the visa request by Ahmadinejad in light of allegations he might have been involved in the 1979 seizure of U.S. diplomats in Tehran.

The U.S. is obliged to permit world leaders to attend UN meetings at the organization's headquarters in New York. UN officials confirmed no visa had ever been refused for a head of state.

UN chief spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the U.S. is obliged to give the Iranian a travel visa under the UN-U.S. agreement.

But Ereli said that in reviewing the Iranian president's request, the Americans were "also taking into consideration previous activities with respect to hostage-taking."

Five former U.S. hostages have identified Ahmadinejad as an active participant in the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Teheran by radical students who held 52 diplomats captive for 444 days.

Tehran slammed Washington for threatening to reject the visa. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said: "We hope the Americans will not make such a big mistake. If the Americans cannot host the UN guests, they do not deserve to have the UN headquarters in their country."

Is this not one more reason why the UN should be MOVED OUT OF THE US?


  • This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    By Blogger E.S.K., at 20:55  

  • Couldn't agree more! Get the UN out of the US and the US out of the UN. More importantly, get American taxdollars out of the UN.

    Who says the left and right can't agree?

    By Blogger E.S.K., at 20:57  

  • Well, I can see that I am not alone in my dissatisfaction with the UN..

    By Blogger Howard, at 21:34  

  • Look at I my previous blogs I even tell you where I want them to send it..

    By Blogger Howard, at 21:47  

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