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Controversial Iranian President coming to NYC

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to arrive in New York Saturday and is scheduled to speak before the United Nations General Assembly next week. 

The controversial Ahmadinejad has promised leaders in Tehran that he'll address the rebellion in Syria.  

Dozens of protesters marched outside the posh Warwick hotel Friday before the arrival of Ahmadinejad with one protester prancing around in a gigantic paper-mache head mocking the Iranian dictator. 

Security is extremely tight at the West 54th Street hotel as law-enforcement snipers will be stationed on rooftops surrounding the hotel and those entering will be patted down. The front of the hotel has several NYPD barricades.  

A recent intelligence report accused Iran of sending weapons and troops to help defeat insurgents who are trying to overthrow Syria's President Bashar Hafez al-Assad. 

Iran is also facing pressure to dismantle its nuclear program, which Ahmadinejad insists does not exist.  

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