Richard Grenell, US ambassador to Germany, ousted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif after appearing to complain to the State Department, which prohibits Zarif from visiting a sick colleague during his visit to New York for the UN General Assembly.  On Saturday, Zarif tweeted: "Thanks to technology, I was able to see and speak with my friend of 40 years and our ambassador to the UN Ravanchi, who is in hospital here in New York, just a few blocks away." said on Friday that Zarif could visit Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, if Tehran releases a US hostage.
"Iran has wrongly detained several US citizens for years, to the pain of their families and friends who are unable to visit freely," the State Department said. "We went on a mission to Iran that the travel request would be granted if Iran released a US citizen."
Grenel, a staunch critic of the Iranian regime, addressed Zarif, saying: "You deny the Iranian people access to the sites for technology and social media in the US. And you continue to take hostages. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. "
USA: IRAN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENT CAN ONLY VISIT YOUR ROAD IF IRAN AVAILABLE HOTELS He has been a US hostage in Iran for 1
Levinson has disappeared in Iran since 2007. Four other Americans are known to be imprisoned in this country: US Navy veteran Michael White, PhD candidate at Princeton University Xiyue Wang, Siamak Namazi and his father Bakker .
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I asked on Thursday about Americans imprisoned in Iran and Iranians imprisoned in the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Fox News Administration has said that if at least one American is released from Iran, then Washington will give a reciprocal response.
Rouhani cites the release in June of Nizar Zaka, a Lebanese and permanent resident of the United States, detained in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on espionage charges for the United States. "They just thanked Iran," Rouhani said. "The ball is in US court. “
the public press contributed to this report.