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    U.S. Boycotts Ahmadinejad’s Speech

    United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) holds a demonstration outside the Warwick Hotel in New York on September 24, 2012 to protest the Warwick and its guest, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make his final appearance at the United Nations this week. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The U.S. is boycotting Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech Wednesday at the United Nations after he made anti-Israel comments earlier in the week. Ahmadinejad’s speech takes place on Yom Kippur, one of the holiest of days of the Jewish calendar, something the U.S. spokesman said is “particularly unfortunate.” A British diplomatic source said they would send only a “low level” presence to the speech and that officials had been instructed to walk out.

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