Trump Admin Denies Iran Foreign Minister’s Visa to Attend U.N. Security Council MeetingLaw

By Jerry Lambe |Law & Crimes |

In the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the Trump administration barred Iran’s top diplomat from entering the country to attend an upcoming security council meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The decision to prevent Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif from obtaining the visa he requested “a few weeks ago” violates the terms enshrined in the 1947 Headquarters Agreement, Foreign Policy magazine reported, citing three diplomatic sources. The agreement requires the U.S. to allow foreign officials entry into the country for the purpose of conducting U.N. business.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.