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Britain won’t let me attend Olympics,claims Ahmadinejad

Britain’s Foreign Office declined to comment on Ahmadinejad’s claim,saying its policy was not to discuss individual visa cases.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that he is eager to attend the Olympic Games in London to support Iranian athletes but that Britain doesn’t want to host him.

Ahmadinejad was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying that the British are reluctant to have him in London. “I would like to be next to our young athletes at the Olympics but the host has a problem with this,’’ Ahmadinejad said during a meeting with Iranian athletes who have qualified for the Olympics. He did not specify whether he has officially requested to attend the Games or say if Britain has refused him entry.

Britain’s Foreign Office declined to comment on Ahmadinejad’s claim,saying its policy was not to discuss individual visa cases. However,British authorities have confirmed that anyone can be stopped from entering the country if it is decided that their presence would be “unconducive to the public good.’’