September 19, 2019 / 6:18 PM / 2 months ago

U.S. issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to U.N. meeting

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference following trilateral talks with his counterparts Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia in Ankara, Turkey September 16, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has issued visas allowing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to travel to New York for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week, Iran’s U.N. mission said on Thursday.

Iranian U.N. mission spokesman Alireza Miryousefi confirmed to Reuters that the U.S. visas had been issued.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols

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