Report: Ahmadinejad to Meet with Occupy Wall Street Organizers

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, c/o AFP

By Daniel Halper. From The Weekly Standard. September 24, 2011.

A report today in an official outlet of the Iranian regime claims that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, will meet with members of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ahmadinejad is currently in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, where these reported meetings will take place.

“Ahmadinejad is also set to meet American university students, artists, intellectuals and elites, including Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist protestors, despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and the Iranian president,” the Iranian organ Fars News reports.

Earlier this year American professors gathered in Tehran to discuss the supposed virtues of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In New York, the Iranian president has several interviews lined up. “President Ahmadinejad has also accepted the interview requests made by several news networks, including CNN, CBS and Russia Today (RT),” Fars reports.

The report also claims that Ahmadinejad is staying the Warwick Hotel. “President Ahmadinejad is scheduled to start his week-long visit to New York early on September 22. Manhattan’s Warwick Hotel will host the Iranian President and his accompanying delegation. Over 150 security officers will guarantee President Ahmadinejad’s security during his stay in New York.”

A night this week in the Irresistible Suite Dreams in the Warwick can cost, according to the hotel’s website, an average of $775.00 per night.

The Warwick boasts, “Surrounded by the energy and endless activities of the city, our hotel is across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps from popular New York City attractions, including Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Broadway theaters, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and countless restaurants.”

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