Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice Beth Van Schaack joins Department Spokesperson Ned Price at the top of the Daily Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 23, 2022. [State Department photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain] [Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State from United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons]
The Biden State Department granted a Visa to enter the United States to President Sayyid Ebrahim Raisolsadati of Iran.
Fox host Martha MacCallum took State Department spokesman Ned Price to task over the decision, The Daily Caller reports.
Raisi was given a Visa to enter the United States to speak at the United Nation General Assembly being held in New York City.
The main issue for MacCallum was that Raisi was allowed into the United States following the killing of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old sctivist.
MacCallum asked Price: “One U.S. activist, Masih Alinejad, who we have spoken to a lot, she is saying to President Biden, ‘Where are you @JoeBiden? You gave a visa to #MahsaAmini’s killer and the murderer of millions of Iranians but are totally silent about the brutality of Raisi’s regime against ongoing protests in Iran.’ She goes on on that. So what do you say to that?”
She then pressed him further, “The question is why is he allowed into the United States and why are you at the negotiating table with this leadership that is carrying out these heinous killings?”
Price responded, “As host country of the UN, we’re generally obligated to allow in foreign leaders who are attending the U.N. Some delegations are not allowed to go some places. They’re allowed to attend the U.N. We’re generally obligated to do that as the host of the U.N.”