Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, smiles as he leaves the parliament after delivering a report of his activities on Iran’s fourth development plan, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. Ahmadinejad on Tuesday shrugged off a French warning of war if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, saying the comments were not to be taken seriously.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been denied a request to visit the World Trade Center site of the September 11 attacks, New York police said on Wednesday.
Ahmadinejad, who regularly accuses the United States of arrogance in his speeches, had asked to visit the site while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this month.
“The site is closed to visitors because of construction there,” police spokesman Paul Browne said in a statement. “Requests for the Iranian president to visit the immediate area would also be opposed by the NYPD on security grounds.”
Why would New Yoirk City authorities even consider such an outrageous request? Iran is a “state sponsor of terror” and has been shipping war material to Iraqi insurgents for use to kill Americans.
“Under no circumstances should the NYPD or any other American authority assist President Ahmadinejad in visiting Ground Zero. This is a man who has made threats against America and Israel, is harboring Bin Ladenâ€™s son and other al-Qaeda leaders, is shipping arms to Iraqi insurgents and is pursuing the development of nuclear weapons. Assisting Ahmadinejad in touring Ground Zero â€“ hallowed ground for all Americans â€“ is outrageous.”
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