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September 22, 2012 2:00 am

Ban and Clinton Urged to Block Ahmadinejad Speech at UN

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the United Nations. Photo: UN.

Times of Israel – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad belongs “in the docket of the accused rather than at the podium of the UN,” former Canadian minister of justice and attorney-general Irwin Cotler stated Friday in letters addressed to both UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Cotler, who is also Co-Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in Iran, asked Ban and Clinton to exercise their authority to prevent what he termed an “affront to the United Nations, its charter, and human decency” – allowing Ahmadinejad to address the General Assembly of the international body during its opening session on Wednesday.

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