Intense Security for Visit of Iran’s President to New York

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September 25, 2012: The United States boycotted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday as thousands protested outside the building about the Iranian leader’s hate-mongering.In his address, Mr Ahmadinejad criticized the US over the manner of Osama bin Laden’s killing and questioned the motives of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in wishing to be president. He described Israel, whose delegates were absent because it was the Yom Kippur holy day, as “uncivilized Zionists”.

Mr Ahmadinejad’s offensive language in UN addresses has prompted Western diplomats to walk out in past years. But yesterday the US announced beforehand that its delegates would not attend. The UN building in New York was the target of a large crowd of protesters condemning Iran’s threats against Israel, days after Mr Ahmadinejad expressed his hopes that the country would be “eliminated”.

APB News crew captured the Iranian president arriving at his west side hotel.