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InterContinental Hotels Group

Industry: 
Hotels
Value of USG Contracts: 
16
Symbol: 
NYSE:IHG
States: 
GA
Country: 
UK
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"On Tuesday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) called on the InterContinental Hotels Group to reverse its decision to host Iran's delegation during this month's meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. UANI recently learned of InterContinental's decision, which comes as Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, released a new report which found that Iran executed 670 individuals last year, including ethnic minorities, juveniles, and homosexuals." (UANI, "UANI Calls on InterContinental Hotels Group to Reverse Decision to Host Iranian Delegation During Human Rights Council Meeting in Geneva," 3/13/12)

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"An influential security group with White House connections is campaigning to stop a posh New York hotel from hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is scheduled to address the United Nations later this month, The Post has learned. United Against Nuclear Iran — a bipartisan group whose founders include Obama special Afghanistan envoy Richard Holbrooke and Middle East aide Dennis Ross — says the InterContinental The Barclay New York hotel is housing Ahmadinejad and the Iran delegation during the 64th UN General Assembly beginning next Tuesday. The group said businesses in New York shouldn’t be taking 'blood money' from an evil leader who sponsors terrorism, seeks nuclear arms, and dreams of destroying Israel. 'United Against Nuclear Iran has learned that the InterContinental The Barclay New York has agreed to host President Ahmadinejad and the Iranian delegation [during the UN visit],' UANI President Mark Wallace wrote in a stinging Sept. 4 letter to Barclay New York general manager Leland Lewis, a copy of which was obtained by The Post. 'By accommodating the Iranian delegation, the InterContinental not only endorses President Ahmadinejad’s election, but also turns a blind eye to the regime’s flagrant violations of human rights and its commitment to illegally developing nuclear weapons,' Wallace wrote." (New York Post, "It’s an inn-sult!," 9/8/09)

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"The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran 'requests the pleasure' of my company to dine with H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The dinner is at the Intercontinental Hotel with names carefully written out at all the place settings around a rectangular table. (Time, "My Dinner with Ahmadinejad," 9/26/07)

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"In a day of pure New York drama at Columbia University yesterday, Ahmadinejad expressed skepticism of the Holocaust, questioned 'who truly was involved' in the Sept. 11 attacks, denied oppressing women and claimed there are no gays in Iran....He was on ABC, CNN and PBS and met a group of anti-Zionist Jewish rabbis in his InterContinental The Barclay New York Hotel suite.... 8 a.m. Gives an interview to Charlie Rose of PBS and to Italian television at InterContinental The Barclay New York Hotel." (NY Daily News, "Grinning madman squirms at Columbia," 9/25/07)

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"The warmer tone colored most of the approximately two-hour meeting, held at the Barclay Intercontinental Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Ahmadinejad then hosted a meeting for American religious figures from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim groups, and tonight he will meet with policy watchers and former U.S. officials in a meeting organized by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations. The unusual efforts appear aimed at de-demonizing the hard-line Ahmadinejad's image in the West, and particularly in the United States, which is leading an effort to seek economic sanctions at the U.N. for Iran's defiance of a Security Council order to halt the enrichment of uranium." (US News, "Iran's Ahmadinejad: 'Can't we just be friends?'", 9/20/06)

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