The US has denied visas to Iran’s First Vice President Parviz Davoudi and his delegation to attend a UN conference on the economic crisis.
"I am indeed delivering this speech on behalf of Dr. (Parviz) Davoudi, first vice-president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who along with members of the Iranian delegation was not able to participate in the conference," Iranian UN Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee told the high-level UN conference today.
"Their entry visas were not issued by the host country," Khazaee said, referring to the US.
The denial of visa to such high-level delegation sends a strong message to Iran’s leadership on the extent of the concern and unhappiness of the Obama administration for the on-going government suppression of the current social movements in Iran. More than 60 Iranian citizens have lost their lives while protesting a rigged presidential election.