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Exclusive: New Iran U.N. envoy appointee expected to get U.S. visa – sources

UNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s newly appointed U.N. ambassador is set to receive a U.S. visa so he can take up that key post, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday, likely removing a major strain on Tehran’s tense relations with Washington.

Washington had infuriated Iran’s leadership last year by rejecting its previous appointee as head of its sole diplomatic mission on U.S. soil over his suspected role in a 1979-81 hostage crisis.

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      "I am Reuters' United Nations bureau chief based in New York. My previous postings were in Berlin, Vienna, Hong Kong and Prague. I have reported from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the United States."
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