Iranian Jewish MP waits for US visa to go to New York

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Representative of the Jewish minority at the Iranian Parliament Siamak Morreh Sedq confirmed that he plans to accompany President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to New York, but added that he has not received the US visa yet.
“I am going to accompany president in his visit to New York but the (US) visa is yet to be issued and my visit is not certain,” Morreh Sedq told Tasnim News Agency on Friday.

He deplored the recent hue and cry by the western and Israeli media about his visit to New York, and said, “The visa has not been issued and it is not clear who will accompany the president on his trip.”

His remarks came after western and Israeli media widely covered news about his visit to New York.

The Guardian, for example, had reported on Thursday night that the Jewish MP in the Iranian parliament will join President Rouhani in the US at the UN General Assembly in a bid to help revamp Tehran’s image in the international community.

By Tasnim News Agency


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