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The United Nations headquarters is seen in New York on Sept. 25, 2012.
The United Nations headquarters is seen in New York on Sept. 25, 2012.
(JASON REED/REUTERS)

Iran’s incendiary pick for UN post unites old foes in Washington

Barack Obama and Ted Cruz don’t agree about much. But the President and the Canadian-born Texas senator, a Tea Party favourite, are like-minded over Tehran’s pick as its next ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

Not happening, fumes Mr. Cruz. And Mr. Obama agrees.

Iran wants to send Hamid Aboutelebi to New York. In Mr. Cruz’s blunt-speaking view: “This person is an acknowledged terrorist.”