Ned Stark: The UN should probably not be based in the US for exactly this reason.
flondrix: Has this issue ever arisen before? What sort of diplomatic immunity do UN delegates have?
dsmith42: flondrix: Has this issue ever arisen before? What sort of diplomatic immunity do UN delegates have?It came up with Ahmadinejad previously:"As host of the United Nations, the United States is obligated to allow foreign leaders to speak before the world body barring extraordinary circumstances."We have host country obligations and we are going to live up those host country obligations," McCormack said.http://www.haaretz.com/news/u-s-grants-ahmadinejad-visa-for-address- to -un-security-council-1.215976
palelizard: I would think "directly took our citizens hostage" would count as extraordinary circumstances. I have to, unfortunately, agree with Cruz and the rest.
MisterRonbo: Ned Stark: The UN should probably not be based in the US for exactly this reason.Cuts down on expenses. You want to pay for all that NSA staff to travel to a foreign country?
To The Escape Zeppelin!: Also it's foreign leaders, I think the US still has the right to refuse an ambassador for whatever reason strikes their fancy, although I can see why we'd be a lot more forgiving of a UN ambassador we hated than one to the US.
Satanic_Hamster: Countries always have a right to refuse diplomats to THEM. However, ones to the UN are another matter, as they're there for the world, not for the United States. We're a bit more limited in our refusal options. Case in point, letting in Qaddafi a few years ago.
BitwiseShift: If the UN moves out of the US, Donald Trump has plans for the building.[img.fark.net image 225x225]
moothemagiccow: He didn't directly take anyone hostage.Mr. Aboutalebi insisted that he was not even in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, the day the United States Embassy compound was seized by a group calling itself Students Following the Imam's Line. It was eight days later, he said, when he first agreed to translate for the group when a Vatican envoy visited the hostages. The week after that, he recalled, "I did the translation duringa press conference when the female and black staffers of the embassy were released" by the studentsNo evidence has emerged to support claims that Mr. Aboutalebi was among the leaders of the embassy siege, which was well-documented by the international news media at the time.http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/irans-reformers-include- mo re-than-one-former-hostage-taker/Requiring US approval of every UN delegate runs contrary to the UN.
CarnySaur: Wait until they find out that the bill ends with "...and repeal Obamacare." in tiny print.
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