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White House: The US will not issue visa to Teheran's pick for UN envoy

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters at the daily press briefing, Friday, April 11, 2014, at the White House in Washington. The US, in a rare diplomatic rebuke, will not grant a visa to Tehran's pick for envoy to the United Nations, the Obama administration said Friday. "We've communicated with the Iranians at a number of levels and made clear our position on this _ and that includes our position that the selection was not viable," Carney said. "Our position is that we will not be issuing him a visa."(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON - The White House says the U.S. has informed Iran that it will not issue a visa to Teheran's pick for envoy to the United Nations. It's the first time the White House has clarified the status of the controversial pick. The administration has previously only said that the nomination was "not viable."

White house spokesman Jay Carney would not say whether President Barack Obama would sign a bill passed by Congress barring the Iranian envoy's entry. But he says the White House shares the sentiment of that bill.

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