In response to the US failure over granting a visa to Russian Foreign Minister in order to participate in a meeting at the UN, the spokesperson of the United Nations urges Washington to fulfill its obligations as the host country.

Iran PressAmerica: On Wednesday, regarding Russia's announcement that the country's delegation led by Sergey Lavrov has not yet received American visas, United Nations spokesman Stephan Dujarric,said: "Russia has not yet officially raised this issue with the United Nations."

Dujarric stated: "We want the host country of the United Nations to fully fulfill its obligations."

The spokesperson of the UN also said about the Black Sea grain agreement: "The UN wants all parties in connection with the Black Sea grain agreement to guarantee the smooth movement of all grain-carrying ships."

Also, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that Russia is unhappy with the fact that the United States, home to the United Nations, has not issued visas to the Russian delegation headed by top diplomat Sergey Lavrov.

"Negative," Peskov said when asked how the Kremlin feels about the fact that the US had not yet granted visas to Lavrov and the Russian delegation so that they could take part in the UN Security Council meetings in New York at the end of April. At the same time, he stressed that he "didn’t see the primary source of this message." "I’ll have to look into it," he said.

The Kremlin spokesman pointed out that the American side, as host of the UN, had obligations, and "America has to fulfill these obligations."

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said earlier that the US had not yet granted visas to Lavrov and the Russian delegation for the UN Security Council meetings set to take place in New York at the end of April. Russia chairs the UN Security Council in April. Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya previously said that Lavrov would visit the UN headquarters and participate in the April 24-25 Security Council meetings. 219