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September 15, 2013 2:29 pm

Iranian Delegation Finds New Home in New York for UN General Assembly at ONE UN Hotel

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President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Iranian government.

Iran has found a new home for its delegation during this month’s UN General Assembly in New York City.

According to United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI), which describes itself as a non-partisan, broad-based coalition committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, the ONE UN New York hotel (formerly known as the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel) plans to house Rouhani and other Iranian officials during their visit to New York City the week of September 22.

In a letter to ONE UN General Manager Paul Wong and Wong Hong Ren, CEO of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, which owns the hotel, UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace warned, “UANI will publicly highlight [the]… irresponsible decision if you do not take action to refuse accommodation to the Iranian delegation.”

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his delegation stayed at New York’s Warwick hotel during the 2011 and 2012 UN General Assemblies, but the hotel announced this year it would not be hosting the delegation, telling The Algemeiner the decision was that of the Iranians.

This isn’t the first time the hotel has hosted an Iranian delegation. During the May 2010 Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York, the Millennium UN Plaza, as it was known at the time, hosted Ahmadinejad and his entourage.

Efforts by The Algemeiner to reach the hotel for comment were unsuccessful.

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