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U.S. denies Iran’s Zarif a visa to attend U.N. meet: U.S. official

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U.S. denies Iran’s Zarif a visa to attend U.N. meet: U.S. official

U.S. denies Iran’s Zarif a visa to attend U.N. meet: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a U.S. official said.

Monday’s comments by the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, follow escalating tension between the two countries after the United States killed Iran’s most prominent military commander, Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad on Friday.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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