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April 8, 2014 2:17 pm

Senate Bill Bans Iranian U.N. Ambassador From Entering United States

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Politico – The Senate unanimously approved a bill banning Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations from the United States on Monday night.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal would prevent known terrorists from entering the United States as ambassadors to the U.N. Hamid Aboutalebi, who participated in the 1979 hostage-taking of Americans in Tehran, has been appointed ambassador to the UN by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a move described as a “slap in the face” to the U.S. by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and “unconscionable” by Cruz.

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