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Iranian Regime Critics Demand Biden Deny Visa to Iranian President Raisi

AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Critics of the Islamic Republic of Iran called to deny a visa to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — dubbed the “Butcher of Tehran” — following reports of his plans to travel to New York to attend the United Nations upcoming session, warning his attendance would “endanger national security,” serve to “appease terrorists,” and “reward the Iranian regime for its assassination and kidnapping attempts on Americans.”

In exclusive statements to Breitbart News, several notable critics of the Islamic theocracy spoke out after an Iranian government spokesman announced plans for Raisi to attend the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York next month, despite U.S. sanctions against him for “complicity in serious human rights violations.”

In a statement to Breitbart News, Lisa Daftari, editor-in-chief of The Foreign Desk, wondered just how the country could “let the same regime that threatens to blow up New York travel there freely to use the United Nations’ podium to spew more hateful remarks and make more threats towards the United States.”

The award-winning investigative journalist and Middle East expert recalled that in the last month alone, “Iran’s regime has threatened US officials including Mike Pompeo, Donald Trump and John Bolton, and it turns out the Revolutionary Guard was in contact with Salman Rushdie’s attacker.”

“What does that tell us?” she asked. “They’re not only making threats, but they’re in contact with individuals living here in the US willing to carry out their dirty work on our soil.”

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