MN Peace Activist Meets Iranian President Ahmadinejad

Iran president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been characterized in many ways as a terrorist, a threat to peace, a threat to Israel. Ahmadinejad is a controversial figure both within Iran and internationally.

Sarah Martin, long-time Minneapolis peace activist met with Ahmadinejad along with about 150 peace activists, This is the third time Martin has, “Exercised her democratic right to speak to a head of state who is in the cross hairs of U.S. aggression.”

Ahmadinejad was in New York for his annual and final address to the United Nations.

After statements by some present, Ahmadinejad spoke to the group. Martin found him, “Compelling, intriguing, not at all the demon that he’s made out to be.”

“This ‘dictator’ cannot run for election again,” added Martin

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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