|‘Iran not considering new UN envoy’||
TEHRAN – An official at the presidential office has rejected reports claiming that Iran may name the presidential chief of staff as the country’s next ambassador to the United Nations.
On Monday, Bloomberg quoted three unnamed diplomats as saying that President Hassan Rouhani is considering Mohammad Nahavandian for the UN post.
Writing on his Facebook page, Parviz Esmaeeli, the assistant to Nahavandian, said that Iran has already introduced its ambassador to the UN and no new decision has been made.
In April, the U.S. administration denied a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran’s ambassador nominee to the UN, because of his ties to the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Aboutalebi has said that he only served as a translator during the incident.
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