Sep 24, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(THE DAILY CALLER) Occupy Wall Street members do not intend to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, despite a report from the Iranian state-sponsored Fars News Agency saying otherwise.
“This is nonsense propaganda,” Dana Balicki, a member of the Occupy Wall Street PR Team, told The Daily Caller. “There is no organized effort on behalf of OWS to meet with Ahmadinejad,” she said. “None at all.”
Balicki also denied any funding of the movement from Iran or Iranian entities, again denouncing such speculation as “nonsense propoganda.”
“Furthermore, there is no way to verify anything from Fars News Agency as they have no listed phone number and their email address bounces,” she said.
“It would’ve been nice to get a call before the original story went up repeating an unverifiable news report which drags us into the Iranian regime’s propaganda efforts,” said Balicki.
The Weekly Standard reported Monday that, according to the Fars News Agency, Ahmadinejad will meet with “Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist protestors, despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and the Iranian president.”
The Iranian president is in New York City for the annual opening of United Nations General Assembly.Shawn Carrie, an activist with the Occupy Wall Street movement, also denied the report, telling Buzzfeed, “Nobody in their right mind would meet with a fascist dictator like Ahmadinejad.”
Carrie said that members of the movement may go protest the Iranian leader, along with Havaar, an Iranian anti-war organization.