BEDFORD, N.Y., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A New York City suburb says it wants Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to remove his trademark Bedouin tent, set up as part of his visit to the United Nations.
The attorney for the town of Bedford, N.Y., in Westchester County, says he has determined that Gadhafi's tent, erected on rental property owned by the Trump Organization, is not in compliance with zoning codes, CNN reported Wednesday.
"I discussed this matter with town officials, and the town building inspector believes that this would constitute a violation of several town zoning and land use laws," Bedford town attorney Joel Sachs told the U.S. broadcaster. "I directed the town building inspector to immediately go to the property and issue a stop work order, which would order the individuals to cease erecting the tent."
Sachs told CNN he's willing to take the issue to court to get the tent taken down.
The Trump Organization said in a statement: "We have business partners and associates all over the world. The property was leased on a short-term basis to Middle Eastern partners, who may or may not have a relationship to Mr. Gadhafi. We are looking into the matter."