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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ahmadinejad's address to a half-empty chamber in New York


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks to a nearly empty room at the United Nations headquarters after several nations, including Canada, walked out in protest of the speech on Wednesday. (Jason DeCrow/Associated Press)Read more:
Canada boycotted a speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday evening, protesting his denial of the Holocaust and verbal attacks on Israel.
The Canadian delegation, led by Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, walked out at the start of Ahmadinejad's address. Several other delegations, including lower-level U.S. diplomats, left during the speech. Israel's UN delegation was not present for the speech.
Ahmadinejad's address to a half-empty chamber in New York slammed Israel and railed against the West and capitalism.

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