U.S. objects to Iran’s U.N. pick

Diplomat who took part in embassy raid called ‘not viable’

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to discuss his budget and the status of diplomatic hot spots.

The U.S. told Iran the ambassador it has chosen for the United Nations is “not viable” because he was part of a group that took over the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979, President Barack Obama’s spokesman said Tuesday.

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