Monday, July 14, 2008
During his last trip to New York in September 2007, Ahmadinejad requested to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center, the site of the September 11 attacks, to pay tribute to the victims of the attack. His bid, however, was rejected by city authorities.
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In his 2007 visit, the Iranian president also proposed to meet and hold a live debate with US President George W. Bush. US officials rejected the offer, claiming the White House would only engage in direct talks after Tehran halts its nuclear program.
Washington accuses Iran of developing a military nuclear program. Tehran, however, insists its nuclear program is directed at generating electricity and is in line with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
This is while the most recent UN nuclear watchdog report concluded that there is no link between the use of nuclear material and the ‘alleged studies’ of weaponization in Iran’s nuclear facilities.
This article was posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm