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One-time hostage of Iranian militants urges denial of visa to new Iran envoy involved in siege
FoxNews ^ | March 31, 2014 | Eric Shawn

Posted on 03/31/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT by Hoodat


Hostages captured after the 1979 siege on the US Embassy in Tehran are seen in this undated file photo.

Former American hostage Barry Rosen, held by student extremists at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran for more than a year, said Monday it would be an “outrage” and “disgrace” if Washington gave a visa to one of the militants recently named by Iran as its new U.N. ambassador.

“It may be a precedent but if the president and the Congress don't condemn this act by the Islamic Republic, then our captivity and suffering for 444 days at the hands of Iran was for nothing,” Rosen said. “He can never set foot on American soil."

Iran wants to send Hamid Aboutalebi to New York as its new U.N. ambassador. He may be a 56-year-old veteran diplomat, but it turns out that Aboutalebi was apparently a member of the hard-line Muslim student group that in 1979 took over the U.S. embassy in Tehran for 444 days and held American diplomats hostage.

"It's a disgrace if the United States government accepts Aboutalebi's visa as Iranian Ambassador to the U.N.," Rosen said.

Rosen was the embassy's press attaché, who was blindfolded and held at gunpoint, along with 51 fellow Americans taken hostage. In a statement to Fox News, Rosen demanded that the Obama administration deny a visa to Aboutalebi to prevent him from taking up Tehran’s U.N. post.

U.S. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf did not indicate if the administration intends to bar Aboutalebi from the country by refusing to issue him a visa. . .

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aboutalebi; ambassador; barryrosen; hostagecrisis; hostages; iran; jimmycarter; obama; rouhani; tehranembassy; treason
If this Administration grants a visa to Aboutalebi, then it will remove the last bit of doubt that Obama is an enemy of the United States of America.
1 posted on 03/31/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Couldn’t agree more, Aboutalebi should never be allowed to set foot in the U.S.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 6:58:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Expect to be outraged.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 7:03:10 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst is Yet To Come)
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To: Hoodat
Yeah, but what do we do about removing that enemy of the United States from office when all but a handful of the 535 Congresscritters in power are self-serving, capitulating numbnuts?


4 posted on 03/31/2014 7:05:44 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Hoodat

treason, a sincere slap in the face to America

http://www.rescueattempt.com


5 posted on 03/31/2014 7:12:05 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Hoodat

No room for doubt.

Obama drops trou, bends over, and spreads AMERICA’S butt cheeks for every enemy of the nation on Planet Earth.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 7:13:11 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Hoodat

Could we allow this sob in and then arrest him and put his a$$ ON TRIAL???

(RATHER JUST SHOOT THE SOB THOUGH)


7 posted on 03/31/2014 7:36:57 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

ditto!


8 posted on 03/31/2014 7:38:39 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Robe

let me tie this scummbag up first and put him on a pole, I have MANY friends who want that oppoortunity


9 posted on 03/31/2014 7:40:15 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Hoodat

Just the kind of guy Obama wants in this country and a fellow revolutionary for the feculent Val Jerret. Mahmoud I-need-a-jihad was invited to lecture at a NY college.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 8:00:27 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Hoodat; SunkenCiv

I remember when he became president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was accused of being one of the militants. He looked like one of them, anyway. Whatever happened to that charge?


11 posted on 03/31/2014 8:12:46 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Hoodat
Iran's sending this bastard in to the US is a slap in the face.
Courtesy Obama.
12 posted on 03/31/2014 8:17:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: lbryce
Expect to be outraged.

I fully expect the Obungler will allow him in. He is ONE of them.

13 posted on 03/31/2014 10:37:25 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Hoodat

Who has doubts?


14 posted on 04/01/2014 6:47:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Hoodat

He will of course let him in.


15 posted on 04/01/2014 8:33:20 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: lbryce

“Expect to be outraged.”

Exactly...


16 posted on 04/01/2014 8:35:10 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Kenyan-born muzzie ping. Thanks Hoodat.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 11:26:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: ColdOne

When Obama was studying Islam in Indonesia, this hostage taking was considered an day of celebrations. So he will see the guy as a childhood hero.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: jazusamo

Imadinnerjacket was...


19 posted on 04/01/2014 12:49:17 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Berosus
Whatever happened to that charge?

Fronted off, like everything else. You coolie, you no look-see pidgin all same.

20 posted on 04/01/2014 6:13:41 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Hoodat

Under the U.N. Headquarters agreement signed with the U.S., the U.S. cannot deny him entry and access to the U.N. It can restrict his movements to New York City and the area around the U.N. building but it can’t keep him out of the country.


21 posted on 04/01/2014 6:33:29 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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