Hamid Aboutalebi, was one of the students who led the occupation of the embassy orchestrated by the regime.
Aboutalebi photograph is published in a state-run website among the “Collection of Photos of Students of Line of Imam” the group that took hostages.
Hamid Aboutalebi has not been able to get U.S. visa after months of waiting. The state-run ISNA news agency reported that after waiting to receive visa for several months no one in Tehran knows about the reason.
A U.S. State Department spokesperson told Washington post on March 11: “The Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits us from disclosing details of individual visa cases. All visa applications are reviewed individually in accordance with the requirements of U.S. immigration law.”