Whingeing by the illegal government has prompted a press statement from the Suva based US Embassy.
Three regime ministers have been refused US visas in the past fortnight, sparking anger from the illegal attorney general and claims of 'deplorable' behaviour from the US:
The United States Government does not comment publicly on individual cases, nor do we adjudicate visa cases through the media.
The U.S. Embassy encourages early visa application for those seeking to travel to the United States for the purpose of attending General Assembly or other meetings of the United Nations.
Early applications are especially important for those identified as participants in, or key supporters of, the December 2006 coup, whose names have been entered on a Department of State visa watch list. Such applications require Washington clearances prior to visa issuance. Because the Embassy must send these applications to the Department of State, where they undergo a rigorous review by several offices and other agencies, processing time may require up to three weeks in some cases.
The Embassy has an exceptional record for processing eligible applicants on time. Cooperation in the timely submission of applications is essential to our continued success in this matter. The United States understands that sometimes requests for travel are made in too short a timeframe for Washington to approve and to provide appropriate courtesies at the port of entry.
The United States takes seriously its obligations under the United Nations Charter to facilitate travel to the United Nations headquarters in New York for participation in meetings in the UN General Assembly and, as appropriate, with UN Secretariat officials. Under its UN Charter obligations, the United States is not obligated to facilitate travel to meetings that do not fall under the Charter or transits to UN meetings outside of New York.-Statement from the US Embassy.