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UN committee takes no action on Iran envoy dispute

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A U.N. committee has taken no action on the U.S. refusal to grant a visa to the Iranian diplomat chosen by Tehran to be its new U.N. ambassador after hearing from both sides.
   The committee is charged with dealing with the United States as host of the world organization.
   Cypriot Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, who chairs the committee, told reporters after the closed meeting Tuesday that the issue remains on the committee's agenda "and we will revert to it if necessary."
   President Barack Obama signed legislation on April 18 to block Hamid Aboutalebi from entering the United States because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Iranian lawmakers say U.S. opposition to Aboutalebi's entry is a misuse of the geographical location of the U.N.
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