Romney Wants Ahmadinejad Banned From UN Meeting
Romney Wants Genocide-Promoter Ahmadinejad Banned!
Republican presidential hopeful former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney talks with University of Iowa student Benjamin Johnson, right, while meeting with college Republicans tailgating before Iowa State’s college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Monday called for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be banned from the UN General Assembly next week and indicted for genocide.
The former Massachusetts governor called on United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to revoke Ahmadinejad’s invitation to the assembly and warned that absent strong action, Washington should reconsider support for the world body.
“I call on the United Nations to revoke any invitation to President Ahmadinejad to address the General Assembly,” Romney wrote in a letter to Ban.
“If President Ahmadinejad sets foot in the United States, he should be handed an indictment under the Genocide Convention,” Romney wrote.
“The United States and the world must take a strong stand against the terrorist Iranian regime and the time for action is now.”
If the United Nations fails to act on the threat from Iran, Romney said “the United States must reconsider its level of support and funding for the United Nations as we look to rebuild and revitalize effective international partnerships to meet 21st century threats.”
Romney, a multi-millionaire former businessman, is credited with saving the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics from financial ruin. He leads opinion polls in the Republican race in the key early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
In the letter, he complained that Ahmadinejad had “spoken openly about wiping Israel off the map, has fueled Hezbollah’s terror campaign in the region and around the world, and defied the world community in its pursuit of nuclear weapons capabilities.”
He also pointed to testimony by US Iraq war commander David Petraeus last week to Congress that Iran was supporting Shia extremists in Iraq responsible for the deaths of US soldiers.
UPDATE: Kamangir has a list of Ahmadinejad remarks concerning his trip to America.
He’s obviously excited about his upcoming trip.