We all know that when Iran’s Holocaust-Denier-in-Chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes to New York to speak at the annual September opening of the United Nations, he likes to throw parties.
Ever wondered what might go on at those parties? Well, thanks to evidence introduced at a federal trial in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, we now know how it worked out for one of Ahmadinejad’s party guests — an Iranian-American businessman, Ali Amirnazmi, then living near Philadelphia. He was found guilty this past February on one count of conspiracy to violate U.S. sanctions on Iran, three counts of violating sanctions, plus sundry other charges. He now awaits sentencing.
Ahmadinejad’s role in his trajectory from party-goer to convicted felon is the subject of my story out today on Fox News: “Ahmadinejad Personally Recruited Sanctions Buster During New York Trip…” One of the signal moments came when Ahmadinejad — with complete disregard for the laws of the U.S., which had allowed him entry to speak at the UN — asked his assembled guests if anyone was willing to help and do business with Iran. A number of party-goers raised their hands…
The story linked above has links within to a number of court documents which are interesting, not least, for a chance to see the flowery greetings and titles exchanged among the culprit, the Office of the President in Iran, and the Iranian Interests Section in Washington, D.C. (housed at the Embassy of Pakistan). All had a hand in this sanctions-busting saga … “Honorable”… “Respected” .. and “Cherished.”
Ahmadinejad is arriving in New York this week for the fifth time in five years, scheduled to speak Wednesday afternoon at the UN. And again, invitations to the parties have gone out. What now?