New York – In a strongly-worded letter sent to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) urged New York’s congressional representatives to use their influence to prevent Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from obtaining a non-immigrant visa to enter the United States. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address a United Nations conference on nuclear non-proliferation this week.
“To allow the president of a country which the United States has designated as a state sponsor of terrorism to set foot on American soil, flies in the face of our efforts to impose additional, more severe sanctions against Iran,” Hikind wrote. “President Ahmadinejad’s pursuit of nuclear weapons poses a direct threat not only to our national security, but to our country’s most important Mideast ally, Israel.”
Hikind added that should the United States choose to allow the “little Hitler” into the country, “he should be arrested upon arrival and charged with promoting terrorism and threatening America’s security.”