Ahmadinejad Leaves For New York- Will Meet With Politicians
Ahmadinejad says that he will meet with “independent US politicians” while he is in New York- Mehr News.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left for New York City today. He said he will present the regime’s solutions to the world.
Iranian Fars News reported:
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Tehran on Sunday for his third trip to the United States, saying the visit was a good chance to present Iran’s solutions for the problems of the world.
Ahmadinejad, who is due to address the UN General Assembly in New York and hold other meetings, said he would be meeting “intellectuals and independent US politicians” on his trip to Tehran’s arch foe.
“The General Assembly of the United Nations is a good opportunity to present the solutions of the Iranian people to solve the problems of the world,” the president told reporters before leaving.
“The United States has had influence in international relations since World War II but the American people have suffered in diverse ways and have been deprived of access to accurate information,” he added.
“We need to take advantage of such opportunities to present the positions of the Iranian people as they (the Americans) are very keen to hear them.”
Since taking office, Ahmadinejad has addressed the UN General Assembly in both 2005 and 2006.
During his two-day sojourn in New York, the Iranian president, who will be accompanied by a group of high-ranking officials, is also scheduled to attend bilateral talks with several of his counterparts and meet Iranians residing in the US.
Ahmadinejad is also set to use a speech at a leading US university to challenge George W Bush at a time of high tensions with Washington over his country’s pursuit of nuclear technology.
Ahmadinejad says he will meet with independent scholars in New York:
He added that talking with independent and popular US scholars will be among other programs of the visit.
Ahmadinejad further announced that delivering a speech at Columbia University and holding discussions with a number of American Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders will be among his other programs.
It was announced yesterday that Mahmoud would meet with Bush critics while he was in New York including survivors and bereaved families of the 9-11 attacks.
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