AHR Board Member Asks UN to Ban Iranian President
|September 21, 2012|
The following excerpt was originally published on September 21, 2012 by the Toronto Sun under the title, "Liberal MP asks UN to ban Iranian prez." To access the full article, please click here.
OTTAWA - Well-regarded international human rights lawyer and Liberal MP Irwin Cotler says enough is enough when it comes to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Fed up that the United Nations has, year after year, given the Iranian president a prestigious forum at its General Assembly in New York City to spew his vicious anti-Semitism and to blame the U.S. for the 9/11 attacks, Cotler says it's time to shut Ahmadinejad up.
Ahmadinejad is scheduled to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.
"Given President Ahmadinejad's hateful and incendiary incitement, flagrant disregard for principles of international law, massive repression of domestic human rights, and complicity with international terrorism, providing him with an opportunity �" indeed privilege �" to speak to the community of nations is simply as unacceptable as it is unworthy of the United Nations," Cotler said.
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