The United States has not yet issued visas to the Russian delegation led by Lavrov to participate in the session of the UN Security Council, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov stated on Wednesday.
“Not a single visa has been issued yet,” Ryabkov told reporters.
Under the 1947 UN “headquarters agreement”, the US is generally required to allow access to the United Nations for foreign diplomats. But Washington says it can deny visas for “security, terrorism, and foreign policy” reasons.
The relationship between the United States and Russia has ruptured since Moscow invaded neighboring Ukraine in February 2022.