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N.Y. hotel urged to boot Iranian leader

Sept. 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An activist group has called for a boycott of a New York hotel that plans to provide luxury digs to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this month.

Ahmadinejad is booked to stay at the posh Warwick hotel on Sixth Avenue when he comes to New York to address the United Nations the last week of September, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

Mark D. Wallace of the group United Against Nuclear Iran said this will be the second year in a row that Ahmadinejad has stayed at The Warwick New York.

"This is a true outrage, particularly considering that U.S. Secret Service and NYPD will be responsible for securing the premises, at taxpayer expense," Wallace said.

His group is calling for a boycott of the upscale hotel and plans to be outside protesting when the Iranian leader arrives.

In addition to Wallace's group, the B'nai B'rith has urged The Warwick to boot the Iranian leader.

A spokesman for the American Jewish Committee said no New York City hotel should welcome Ahmadinejad.

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