Iranian-Americans to Media: "Stop Giving Ahmadinejad a Platform for Threats and Hate"

Sep 25, 2012, 16:39 ET from Iranian-American Community of Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Iranian American Community of Northern California:

Since his arrival to the United States for the United Nations General Assembly, the President of the Iranian regime Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had had open access to the media and a continuous platform to spew hatred and menace.

Ahmadinejad's regime is in violation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions and is designated by the US Government as the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. The regime's question for nuclear weaponry has brought the region to the brink of catastrophic war. From denial of the holocaust to the denial of the basic human rights of he Iranian people, Ahmadinejad is a rogue and an international criminal. 

On behalf of Iranian-American communities and our many friends across the world, we call upon the world's major news organizations to blacklist Ahmadinejad and his propaganda.  

Our communities are organizing a major rally in New York to protest Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations, and we will use the opportunity to tell the world that the Iranian people are diametrically opposed to the theocracy now ruling Iran.

The rally will also share the joy and Iranian-Americans and friends of freedom everywhere after the main Iranian opposition movement, the MEK, was removed last week from the US State Department's list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The rally, which will take place in the shadow of the UN Headquarters during Ahmadinejad's speech, will declare the aspirations of the Iranian people to affect real change in Iran. We envision a secular, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran.

We call upon the international media to show the world the Iran to come: free, open, and safe. While the regime's PR agents have been facilitating interviews for Ahmadinejad, polishing the image of a ruthless dictator, we demand an equal voice.  

SOURCE Iranian-American Community of Northern California