FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2011
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]
Phone: (212) 554-3296
Condemns Warwick for Agreeing to Accommodate Ahmadinejad in Manhattan
York, NY - On Thursday, United Against Nuclear
Iran (UANI) demanded that the Warwick New York Hotel
immediately reconsider its decision to host Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad and his cohorts during their stay in New York for the
United Nations General Assembly next week.
has learned that the Warwick is planning to host Ahmadinejad, and today
UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, wrote a letter to Warwick
executives calling on them to change their decision.
[UANI] has learned that the [Warwick] will host Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cohorts during their stay in New York for
the United Nations General Assembly beginning Monday September 19,
this letter, UANI requests that the Warwick immediately reconsider its
decision and deny accommodation for and refuse to host President
UANI would like to ask the Warwick a simple question ... do you
honestly think it is appropriate to provide accommodations to the
leader of such a detestable regime, specifically in the very city where
the worst of 9/11 occurred?
choosing to host the Iranian delegation, the Warwick is accepting blood
money from a regime that presents an overwhelming threat to global
security. By turning a blind eye to the regime's flagrant violations of
human rights, support for al-Qaeda and its commitment to an illegal
nuclear weapons program, the Warwick is once again facilitating
Ahmadinejad's misuse of UNGA for the purposes of disseminating
propaganda of an illegitimate and brutal dictatorship that flouts
the Warwick continue with its plans to serve as a host to President
Ahmadinejad, UANI will take action against all Warwick properties
worldwide. UANI will call on its partners and activists to peacefully
protest your properties, and will call for a general public boycott of
all Warwick properties.
you recall, during last year's UNGA, UANI launched a campaign against
the Hilton hotel chain for hosting Ahmadinejad and the Hilton paid for
its decision with negative publicity, protests outside of the Hilton
Manhattan East and lost business (ABC News. "Guarding Iran's
President Ahmadinejad, the Most Hated Man in New York"
September 23, 2010). UANI hopes that the Warwick will not repeat this
mistake. Now more than ever, it is important to stand with UANI, the
United States and much of the international community in condemning the
behavior of Iran's government.
here to read UANI's letter to
here to learn
more about UANI's Hotels Campaign.
here to read
Ambassador Wallace's August 16 Daily Beast Op-Ed
calling on Manhattan hotels to deny accommodations to Ahmadinejad.