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Posters denounce the Warwick New York Hotel for hosting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.
Iran's president says backing gays is for 'capitalists'

in IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF, 25/09/2012

Supporting homosexuality is the stuff of hardline capitalists who do not care about real human values, Iran's president said. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an interview on CNN that homosexuality is a "very ugly behavior" that he said was banned by "all prophets and all religions and all faiths."

In New York to attend the UN General Assembly, Ahmadinejad said that just because some countries support homosexuality that does mean his criticism of it means he is denying people's freedom.

More broadly he said supporting homosexuality had nothing to do with supporting human development.

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