Back on July 13 advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran called on local hoteliers to refuse service to Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he comes here to visit the U.N. General Assembly on September 15, his first trip to the U.S. since the murderously bogus Iranian election that returned him to office. “He should stay in the Iranian Mission to the UN as a testament to his international isolation and responsible entities should decline to host the Iranian delegation,” said UANI.
Apparently InterContinental The Barclay New York did not heed them; UNAI says Ahmadinejad is staying there next week, and calls on them to cancel his reservation. The Barclay has made no confirmation, despite the attempts of the New York Post to penetrate their track-curtains of silence (“We cannot say who’s staying or not staying here,” an alleged manager told them), but a Twitter campaign has been launched against the accommodations, and an online petition posted calling for Ahmadinejad to be denied entrance to the U.N. and instead “be arrested and prosecuted for crimes against humanity.”
We doubt this will change Ahmadinejad’s plans, but if it does he might follow the example of Castro and take lodgings in Harlem.