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US to block Iran's UN ambassador

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday to block Iran's chosen ambassador from coming into the country to work at the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But according to the Associate Press, the President says he's only treating the legislation as guidance. It bars anyone from entering the U.S. as a U.N. representative if they've engaged in espionage or terrorist activity and still pose a threat to U.S. security.

Tags: United States , Iran , ambassador , Barack Obama , legislation

Monday - 04/21/2014, 10:30am EDT

Iranian envoy blocked

The United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, just as the two countries have been seeking a thaw in relations. This could have implications on U.S./Iran relations down the road. The White House says it has informed Iran it will not grant a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Tags: United States , Iran , Hamid Aboutalebi , White House

Monday - 04/14/2014, 02:00am EDT

Lawmakers press UN agency over tech shipments

Two lawmakers are angrily reacting to what they say is a lack of cooperation from a U.N. agency that may have sent computers and other technology to Iran and North Korea in possible violation of U.N. Security Council sanctions.

Tags: Illeana Ros-Lehtinen , Howard Berman , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , State , House Foreign Affairs Committee , Congress , Federal Drive

Monday - 07/16/2012, 06:32pm EDT

The Taliban facing more trouble

The Afghan Taliban leadership is facing more pressure from the U.S. The U.S. Treasury Department will freeze the militants' assets, ban travel and trigger an arms embargo. It follows similar action by the United Nations earlier this week, and comes after calls from Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Afghanistan. the U.S. and U.N. sanctions prohibit any financial transactions of the terror leaders in U.N. member countries, putting additional pressure on Pakistan to take broader actions against the Taliban militants.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , Taliban , Afghanistan , Treasure Department , David Petraeus , J.J. Green

Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:40pm EDT