By Servet Gunerigok

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump’s administration blocked Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from entering the U.S. to address the UN on the killing of Iran’s top general, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday.

Citing a diplomatic source familiar with the matter, it said Zarif requested a visa “a few weeks ago” to address Thursday’s Security Council meeting but was turned down.

The denial is a violation of the terms of a 1947 UN headquarters agreement requiring the U.S. to allow foreign officials into the country to conduct UN business, said the American news publication.

The reported move came amid

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