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Former U.S. Embassy Hostages Enraged About New Iranian Ambassador to U.N.

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani at the World Economic Forum. Photo: Screenshot.

Reuters Former U.S. embassy workers held hostage in Iran from 1979 to 1981 are outraged that Tehran has selected a new U.N. envoy who may have played a role in the 444-day crisis and want him barred from U.S. territory, lawyers for the ex-hostages said on Monday.

The fact that Hamid Abutalebi, a veteran diplomat who has held key European postings in the past, has been selected by President Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations has been well known among U.N. delegations for months.

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