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October 2nd, 2012
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Why would Ahmadinejad’s cameraman seek asylum in the U.S.? Attorney Paul O’Dwyer explains

A cameraman traveling with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York last week was able to make a covert getaway from the delegation. He contacted American officials and is now seeking asylum in the U.S. The man, identified as Hassan Gol Khanban, has allegedly been part of Ahmadinejad’s inner circle for several years, sparking speculations that Khanban could be a major intelligence loss for the Iranian government. Khanban’s attorney, Paul O’Dwyer, explains on "Starting Point" that Khanban no longer wishes to be a part of the Iranian regime because he is offended by how the regime “treats the Iranian people.”


Filed under: Iran • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad