U.S. expresses outrage at Iran's U.N. envoy selection

Apr 03, 2014, 2:28 AM EDT
The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling".
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The Obama administration says Iran's nomination of a former hostage-taker as its ambassador to the United Nations is "extremely troubling". U.S. senators have also balked at Iran's pick of Hamid Aboutalebi, who was part of a Muslim student group which seized the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. The 52 Americans were held for 444 days during the crisis.
Background:
U.S. outrage at Iran's pick of 'hostage-taker' envoy [BBC]
Iran's pick for U.N. envoy has ties to '79 hostage-taking. What should U.S. do? [Christian Science Monitor]