Iranian Foreign Minister granted US visa, is in New York, and Americans are paying for his protection

As President Biden’s administration continues to publicly threaten what seems to many like an insane all-out war with Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iran’s Foreign Minister, was quietly granted a U.S. visa by the State Department and is currently in New York.

Here’s the kicker: American taxpayers are paying for FM’s protection while he is here.

According to journalist Yashir Ali, “Hossein Amir-Abdollahian recently had a jovial meeting with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Qatar and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon.”

“While part of the UN headquarters agreement requires the United States to grant visas to diplomats,” Ali adds, “there is precedent for denying visas to foreign ministers and other diplomats who engage in behavior counter to US national security interests.”

As BizPac Review reported, “Since Thursday, militias receiving funding and encouragement from Iran have launched rockets and one-way attack drones at bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria after a months-long lull. Speaking to the United Nations Security Council, [Secretary of State Antony] Blinken echoed the Pentagon’s earlier warnings that Iranian proxy militias would seek to escalate attacks in the near future targeting American military personnel, trying to draw the U.S. into a war mushrooming across the region.”

Israel’s Minister of Economy, Nir Barkat, meanwhile, warned Israel will wipe Iran’s ayatollahs “off the face of the Earth” if Hezbollah attacks Israel.

“The plan of Iran is to attack Israel on all fronts,” Barkat said. “If we find they intend to target Israel, we will not just retaliate on those fronts, but we will go to the head of the snake, which is Iran. The ayatollahs in Iran are not going to sleep good at night, we are going to make sure they pay a heavy price if, God forbid, they open the northern front.”

According to The Jerusalem Post,  Amir-Abdollahian is in New York to “hold talks about the war in Gaza.”

Asked on X, “How much protection is he allowed or provided while here?”, Ali replied, “State Department diplomatic security protects him while he’s on US soil. They assess what’s needed.”

“I don’t disagree with it to be clear, the last thing we need is someone like him getting killed in the US,” Ali added. “But he shouldn’t have been granted a visa.”

Many agree with Ali and are outraged by Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to the States.

But others argued that “diplomacy” is exactly what is needed right now.

Melissa Fine


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