Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has canceled his trip to New York to address the UN Security Council before a vote on whether to impose further sanctions against his country for refusing to stop enriching uranium, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
Mohammad Mir Ali Mohammadi, press secretary of Iran's mission at the UN, told The Associated Press that the US did not deliver a visa to the US Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, in time for the Iranian president to pick it up and fly to New York for the council session Saturday.
He said Russia and China were trying to postpone the session until Monday and if the session was put off Ahamdinejad would decide whether to come.
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