US Walks Out on Ahmadinejad's UN Speech

Same old, same old
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2011 1:26 PM CDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th General Assembly Session at the United Nations on September 22, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It was business as usual at the UN General Assembly today: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an anti-America speech, and America walked out. Or, at least, its representatives did. As the Iranian president described the "mysterious" 9/11 attacks as a "pretext" for US attacks on Iraq and Afghanistan, US diplomats walked out, followed by more than a dozen diplomats from other Western countries, reports AP. They missed hearing gems such as this, as reported by Reuters: "By using their imperialistic media network which is under the influence of colonialism they threaten anyone who questions the Holocaust and the September 11 event with sanctions and military actions." Ahmadinejad was considerably less incendiary in his interview with Nicholas Kristof.

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