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Latest News Wires Why former Iran hostages are angry over new UN ambassador

Former US Embassy workers, held hostage in Iran three decades ago, say President Obama should block Iran's choice as UN ambassador. Some say Hamid Abutalebi was a key player in the 1979-81 hostage taking.

By Louis CharbonneauReuters / March 31, 2014

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Former U.S. embassy workers held hostage in Iran in 1979-1981 are outraged that Tehran has selected a new U.N. envoy who may have played a role in the 444-day crisis and want him barred from U.S. territory, lawyers for the ex-hostages said on Monday.