American sources said that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is likely to pay a second visit to Columbia University four years after his first appearance and address to the students of the American university won the admiration of not just his audience, but many world leaders.Erdogan approved of the Holocaust-denial? I wonder if there is a way to corroborate this.
Columbia University students may get the chance to dine with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on September 21, the school's student newspaper reported.
The Iranian president first visited the Columbia University on the sidelines of the 62nd annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2007.
Ahmadinejad gave an outstanding speech about the US, Israel and the existence of the Holocaust when he visited the campus in 2007 for a talk, and he was given repeated applause by the audience.
Following his speech, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a meeting with the Iranian President that Ahmadinejad's remarks at the US Columbia University underlined the righteousness and truthfulness of the Islamic Republic's stances.
For his part, the Iranian president said that his presence at the different think-thanks and scientific bodies and circles during his visit to the US proved the righteous stances and the truthful words of the Iranian nation.
He said addressees always have an ear for the right words due to their pure and clean nature, no matter where they are and where they live.
Also in a separate meeting on the sidelines of the 2007 UN General Assembly meeting, Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani told Ahmadinejad that the whole world endorses the righteousness of his address to the US Columbia University.
The Qatari Emir called on the Iranian president to increase his contacts and relations with the public opinion in the US and inform the American nation of his ideas very explicitly.
"Despite all the obstacles the US administration created to prevent your contact with the media, thinking groups, scholars and church leaders, your presence in the US was a great success," he reiterated, adding, "Americans and the world people heard your words at Columbia University and endorsed the righteousness of your statements."
But, this time the University officials have apparently taken more care about the great impacts of Ahmadinejad's presence in their university and have just invited him to a private dinner in midtown with members of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association, according to the Columbia Spectator.
The group may bring along 15 students to share a meal with the president. [...]
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Fars (Iran): "Ahmadinejad gave an outstanding speech about the US, Israel and the existence of the Holocaust when he visited the campus in 2007"
This one is hilarious: