Canadian diplomats boycott Ahmadinejad speech

Group walks out on UN address by Iran’s president

Canadian diplomats have boycotted a speech by Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the UN General Assembly in protest of Iran’s human rights record and controversial nuclear program. Ahmadinejad said to the assembly that capitalism is waning and that there needs to be an overhaul of the governing global order. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the assembly tonight to talk about Canada’s contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals. Harper is expected to push for a temporary seat on the influential UN Security Council.

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