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US to boycott UN tribute to Iran leader killed in helicopter crash. #Reuters

US to boycott UN tribute to Iran leader killed in helicopter crash. #Reuters
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Thursday, 30 May, 2024, 11:30

The United States will boycott a United Nations tribute on Thursday to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed earlier this month in a helicopter crash, a U.S. official said.
The 193-member U.N. General Assembly traditionally meets to pay tribute to any world leader who was a sitting head of state at the time of their death. The tribute will feature speeches about Raisi.
"We won't attend this event in any capacity," a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters. The U.S. boycott has not previously been reported.