September 9, 2011
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Times Square Billboard
Highlighting Iran’s Alliance with al-Qaeda
Billboard Coincides with Ahmadinejad’s Upcoming Visit to Manhattan
New York, NY – On
Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)
announced the launch of a Times Square billboard coinciding with
Ahmadinejad’s upcoming visit to New York City. The billboard, located
corner of 49th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square, reads, “AS WE
9/11 TEN YEARS LATER, AL QAEDA’S SILENT PARTNER IS COMING TO NEW YORK.”
The billboard highlights Iran’s partnership with al Qaeda, which the U.S. Treasury Department detailed earlier this year. According to Treasury, Iran is allied with al-Qaeda, and is allowing al-Qaeda to use Iran as a place to transfer money, weapons, and fighters to bases in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This evidence follows recent reports that al-Qaeda operatives such as Saif al-Adel, the organization’s chief military strategist, have been operating out of Iran with impunity.
Speaking about UANI’s Times Square billboard, UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace said:
year, the U.S. government
officially detailed Iran’s relationship with al-Qaeda, and their work
to transfer money, weapons, and fighters to al-Qaeda bases in the
region. It is
reprehensible that any nation would sponsor al-Qaeda, and as Americans
to remember the horrific attacks of 9/11 it is outrageous that the
that nation will be traveling to New York City shortly.
Ahmadinejad and his entourage are not welcome in New York City, the place where the very worst of 9/11 occurred. UANI calls on all Manhattan hotels and businesses to send a strong message to al-Qaeda’s silent partner by refusing to accommodate Ahmadinejad.
UANI is also calling on New York City's hotels to deny
Ahmadinejad. On August 16, The Daily Beast
published an Op-Ed by Ambassador Wallace entitled "Hotels
Ahmadinejad." Given Ahmadinejad's statements denying 9/11 and
Iranian regime's covert alliance with Al Qaeda, Ambassador Wallace
whether any Manhattan hotels could "honestly think it appropriate to
provide accommodations to the leader of such a detestable government,
specifically in the very city where the worst of 9/11 occurred?"
Click here to view UANI’s Times Square billboard.
Click here to view a photo of the UANI billboard live in Times Square.
Click here to read UANI’s new executive research report, “Alliance Against America: Al Qaeda and Iran.”
Click here to learn more about UANI's Hotels Campaign.
Click here to read the UANI Hotels Op-Ed on The Daily Beast website.