The United States has denied a visa to Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

The visa was meant to allow Zarif attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday.

Recall that Trump had on Sunday insisted that Iranian cultural sites would be under heavy attack not minding that doing so would constitute a war crime under international law

Zarif was meant to attend a meeting of the Security Council on Thursday on the topic of upholding the UN Charter.

It was learnt the meeting and Zarif’s travel had been planned before the escalation in tensions between the US and Tehran.