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Iran says it's still waiting for official US response on Tehran's pick for UN envoy
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:22 AM EDT
Iran's foreign ministry says it's still waiting for Washington's response on Tehran's pick for its new U.N. envoy.
Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Tuesday that Iran will consider subsequent actions once it receives an "official answer from official channels."
She acknowledged that after President Hassan Rouhani's nomination of Abutalebi, the ministry had communicated with "relevant U.S. officials" but the envoy still hasn't been granted a visa for the U.S.
Her remarks came after the U.S. Senate on Monday approved a bill to bar Aboutalebi from entering the United States. But prospects for the bill in the House are unclear.