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US Refuses to Issue Visa for Zarif to Attend UN

Tue 07 Jan 2020 | 09:35 AM
NaDa Mustafa

The United States (US) refused to grant Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a visa to attend a scheduled UN security council meeting in New York on Thursday.

This came amid dramatic escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the killing of a prominent Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a US airstrike in Iraq on Friday.

US Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a speech, Tuesday, on US policy towards Iran, according to a White House official.

He added that Pence is expected to focus on the differences between the Iranian people and their government.

It is worth mentioning that, Amir Mousavi, director of the center for strategic and international studies in Tehran, and the cultural attaché at the Iranian embassy in Algeria announced that the Iranian regime decided to avenge the blood of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, after his burial on Tuesday.

“Plans have been set and orders have been issued to the army, the Revolutionary Guards, the navy, land, and air forces, and all of these forces are on standby, waiting for the zero hour to take revenge,” Mousavi said in exclusive statements to Kuwaiti daily newspaper “Al-Qabas”.

Mousavi added, “The list of targets has been identified; it includes locations for key American military figures and leaders.”