Skip to comments.One-time hostage of Iranian militants urges denial of visa to new Iran envoy involved in siege
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 Tehrans 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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Couldn’t agree more, Aboutalebi should never be allowed to set foot in the U.S.
Expect to be outraged.
treason, a sincere slap in the face to America
No room for doubt.
Obama drops trou, bends over, and spreads AMERICA’S butt cheeks for every enemy of the nation on Planet Earth.
Could we allow this sob in and then arrest him and put his a$$ ON TRIAL???
(RATHER JUST SHOOT THE SOB THOUGH)
let me tie this scummbag up first and put him on a pole, I have MANY friends who want that oppoortunity
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.
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?
I fully expect the Obungler will allow him in. He is ONE of them.
Who has doubts?
He will of course let him in.
“Expect to be outraged.”
Kenyan-born muzzie ping. Thanks Hoodat.
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.
Fronted off, like everything else. You coolie, you no look-see pidgin all same.
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.