Iran’s Choice for UN Ambassador Outrages U.S.

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Another dispute has emerged between Washington and Tehran: some U.S. Congress members want to stop Iran’s choice of veteran diplomat Hamid Abutalebi as the country’s new United Nations ambassador.

They accuse Abutalebi of being involved in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis in which American embassy workers were held captive for 444 days. CCTV’s Nick Harper reports from the United Nations.

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Insight: Iran's Choice for UN Ambassador Outrages America

Insight: Iran's Choice for UN Ambassador Outrages America

There is another dispute flaring between Washington and Tehran. As American politicians want to stop Iran's choice of veteran diplomat Hamid Abutalebi as the country's new United Nations ambassador. Some U.S. Congress members accuse him of being involved in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. CCTV's Nick Harper has more from the United Nations.
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Meanwhile, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the country will never slow down its nuclear research program. The statement coincides with negotiations between Tehran and six world powers in Vienna. In Washington, the White House’s political opponents, and some allies, have accused the Obama administration of mishandling Iran and other international crises. CCTV’s Nathan King reports from Washington.

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Insight: Rift between Washington and Iran

Insight: Rift between Washington and Iran

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the country will never slow down its nuclear research program. The statement coincides with negotiations between Tehran and six world powers in Vienna. In Washington, the White House's political opponents, and some allies, have accused the Obama administration of being naive when it comes to Iran and other international crises. CCTV's Nathan King reports from Washington.
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Todd Ruffner, an advocacy associate with the Project on Middle East Democracy joins anchor Mike Walter to talk about the controversy surrounding Iran’s pick for UN ambassador and how U.S. lawmakers are reacting.

Insight: Todd Ruffner on U.S. Reaction to Iran's UN Ambassador Choice

Insight: Todd Ruffner on U.S. Reaction to Iran's UN Ambassador Choice

Todd Ruffner, an advocacy associate with the Project on Middle East Democracy, joins anchor Mike Walter to talk about the controversy surrounding Iran's pick for UN ambassador and how U.S. lawmakers are reacting.
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