Tuesday, September 19, 2006

President "AN" has arrived in New York!

Iran’s Ahmadinejad arrives in New York
Tue. 19 Sep 2006

Iran Focus

London, Sep. 19 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in New York where he will address the United Nations general assembly later in the day.

His plane touched down late Monday night in New York, and he was received by members of Iran’s UN delegation.

Iranian exiles are planning to hold a rally outside the UN headquarters to protest Ahmadinejad’s presence at the world body.



Anonymous said...

I hope he gets the treatment he deserves (lots of protests hopefully)

Anonymous said...

Disturbing and appalling

The Council on Foreign Relations has invited Ahmadinejad to address the Council in New York this week, drawing a blistering response from Sen. Rick Santorum. "President Ahmadinejad does not afford his own people the freedom of speech," Santorum wrote. "By allowing him the opportunity to address a public forum in the United States, you would be sending the wrong message to the people of Iran."

The CFR has consistently promoted a "grand bargain" with the regime in Tehran, a policy it laid out in detail in a 2004 white paper written by Ray Takeyh and his wife, Suzanne Maloney, on behalf of Brzezinski and Scowcroft. As a State Department official, Suzanne Maloney has been instrumental in blocking U.S. government funding to pro-democracy groups in Iran.

While tens of thousands are prepared to march against Ahmadinejad at a September 20 rally in front of the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations is trying to play the role of legitimizing Iran's outlaw President and regime.

So what can you do?

1) Let the Council know that you protest their actions. Email them now, fax their main office: +1-202-986.2984, or phone them: Tel. +1-202-518.3400.

2) Send around this post to family and friends. Don't be caught sitting on the sidelines. Stand up for the United States, Israel, and the oppressed people of Iran today.

3) Attend Wednesday's rally. See info here. (Listen to our interview with organizer Malcolm Hoenlein.)