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From our correspondent in New York

Iranian President's visit to NY, criticized by Romanian Jews in the US

de     HotNews.ro
Luni, 24 septembrie 2007, 0:00

Anti-Ahmadinejad poster

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is not welcomed in New York for his message is one of "hate and violence" and US authorities should limit his access around the US city. Such sounds the message US jews originating from Romania sent to the Tehran leader as he prepared to join the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, a visit that heated the spirits in the American city.

The protesters said they are against his stands of “hatred and full of violence” and that local authorities should limit his access to the metropolis.

An American Jew of Romanian origin, Victor Guttman, told HotNews.ro the Iranian President was clearly anti-Semitic and his main goal in life was to destroy all Jews.

His opinion was shared by others mainly because the Iranian President has said that the Holocaust was just a myth and has asked for putting Israel off the world map.

The Teheran leader’s participation at the UN General Assembly meeting was highly criticized by American officials after Ahmadinejad announced his intention to visit the World Trade Center and send flowers at the Ground Zero, where almost 3.000 people died.

Some hundreds of Jews of Romanian origin are expected to participate at an organized protest on Monday next to a few other thousands in the Dag Hammarskjold square.

According to estimates, thousands of Jews of Romanian origin live in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

American officials do not restrain in criticizing the Iranian leader, as they place his state on the list of terror countries and accuse Teheran of sustaining Shi’a insurgents in Iraq.

The State Department gave Ahmadinejad a C-2 visa which limits his visits to a few km in the New York area.

After rejecting his plans to visit Ground Zero, American authorities allowed him to join a conference taking place at the Columbia University.




















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