TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran says its foreign minister will attend next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, amid doubts about whether the U.S. would give him a visa.
The semi-official ISNA news agency says Mohammad Javad Zarif will travel on Friday. As host country of the U.N., the U.S. is required to issue the visas.
Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry, made the announcement Thursday evening.
Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed it was in response to the yearslong Saudi-led war there.