Posted: Oct 1, 2012 10:59 AM by CNN News
Updated: Oct 1, 2012 11:00 AM
NEW YORK (CNN) -- A cameraman who accompanied Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to New York for the U.N. General Assembly has applied for asylum in the United States, his attorney said Monday.
New York City-based attorney Paul O'Dwyer said he is working with U.S. authorities on behalf of Hassan Golkanbhan, but would not disclose further details about his client.
"Once you've filed, which Hassan has, you are legally allowed to remain in the U.S.," O'Dwyer said. "So we've gotten him that initial protection."
Calls to the Iranian mission at the United Nations have not been returned, and the whereabouts of Golkanbhan are not clear.
The Iranian president addressed delegates for the last time on Wednesday at the annual U.N. session.