Friday, April 11, 2014

Even A Blind Squirrel Gets A Nut Once In Awhile

From The Wall Street Journal: The Obama administration has informed Iran and the United Nations that the U.S. will deny a visa to Tehran's choice as its next U.N. ambassador because of his ties to the 1979 hostage crisis, further complicating relations between the two nations as world powers seek an agreement to curtail Iran's nuclear program.
Iran's government had chosen Hamid Aboutalebi, who served as a translator for radical Iranian students who stormed the American embassy in Tehran 35 years ago and took 52 diplomats hostage.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the U.S. told Iranian officials and the U.N. that Mr. Aboutalebi wouldn't receive a visa to work at Iran's U.N. mission in New York. The development marks a step deeper into a potential face-off, coming after the White House told Iran earlier this week that Mr. Aboutalebi wasn't a viable pick.
President Barack Obama is also reviewing legislation approved by Congress that would deny Mr. Aboutalebi a visa, Mr. Carney said. He didn't say whether Mr. Obama would sign the bill, but said the White House shares its intent.
"We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we won't issue a visa to Mr. Aboutalebi," Mr. Carney said. "We'll review the legislation—and we're doing that now—and we will work to address any issues related to its utility and constitutionality, but we share the intent of the bill."
Even a clock is right twice a day and Obama is right in this issue.
Iran wanted to poke a stick in the
U.S.'s eye by trying to get this thug terrorist into the U.N. and Obama and his administration was right in denying him enterance into the U.S..

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