UN informs Iran Foreign Minister about Visa refusal by the US
Washington : Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday said that the United Nation informed him about a denial of Visa by the United States for his visit to the UN headquarters.
"What we know is that the US State Secretary (Mike Pompeo), in a call to the Secretary General of the United Nations, said: 'We did not have time to issue a visa for Mohammad Javad Zarif and we will not issue a visa'," Zarif said.
"The Secretary General responded by saying that it is Iran's right to take part in this session," Iran's top diplomat said, quoted by semi-official news agency ISNA.
So far there has been no official confirmation on the news that the US has denied a Visa to the Iran's foreign minister.
Mr Zarif made his remarks during a public meeting to promote an Iranian peace plan for the Gulf.
His remarks came as Iran held funeral processions on Tuesday for one of its top military commanders killed in a US drone strike in Iraq.
Qasem Soleimani's assassination has tensed the situation between America and Iran with both the nations issuing warning to each other.