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Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador
Obama blocks visa for Iran's U.N. ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Obama signed into law a bill Friday that will block Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States. The measure is the first substantial bill from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a likely Republican presidential hopeful, to become law. It says the president can deny admission to any diplomat who “has been engaged in terrorist activity against the United States or its allies and may pose a threat to U.S. national security interests.” The bill is aimed at barring the entry of Hamid Aboutalebi, a veteran Iranian envoy who has acknowledged that he served as a part-time translator for Iranian militants during the 1979 U.S....

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