Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Iran: No room at the inn for Mahmoud Abbas

Arutz Sheva reports two luxury hotels have dis-invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from their dining rooms, where he planned to feast during his visit to New York City. The United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) organization and other protestors still are pressuring the Barclay InterContinental Hotel to hang out a “no vacancy” sign for him.

The campaign against The Barclay has been underway for more than two weeks, but the hotel has not budged. "By accommodating the Iranian delegation, the InterContinental not only endorses President Ahmadinejad's election but also turns a blind eye to the regime's flagrant violations of human rights and its commitment to illegally developing nuclear weapons,” UANI wrote the hotel.

The Helmsley Hotel ordered the cancellation of a banquet for Ahmadinejad, stating, "Neither the Iranian mission nor President Ahmadinejad is welcome at any Helmsley facility.” Gotham Hall also has cancelled a speech by Ahmadinejad at the facility.

Published by Mike Hitchen i On Global Trends, world news, analysis, opinion
Putting principles before profits