Ahmadinejad Defends Iran While Drawing Protests

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York for the United Nation's meeting of world leaders. Tomorrow, he'll address the General Assembly. Mayor Michael Bloomberg denied his request to visit Ground Zero, but Columbia University has permitted a forum with questions and answers. Should Iran's President be allowed to speak in America outside the confines of the UN? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich calls that an "outrage." Nebraska's Republican Senator Chuck Hagel says censorship violates who we are. Barbara Slavin, senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today, is author of the forthcoming Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the US, and the Twisted Path to Confrontation.

Credits

Guest:
Barbara Slavin - Atlantic Council / Al-Monitor - @barbaraslavin1

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Vanessa Romo, Katie Cooper