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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with CNN's Larry King Wednesday, calling the Israeli prime minister a "skilled killer" who "should be put on trial for killing women and children."
New York (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with CNN's Larry King Wednesday, calling the Israeli prime minister a "skilled killer" who "should be put on trial for killing women and children."
The Iranian president denied that international sanctions were hurting his country, and refused to commit to meeting President Obama if the opportunity arose.
Ahmadinejad also deflected questions about Iran's nuclear program, saying Iran has "no interest" in a nuclear bomb and that no one is concerned about Iran's intentions other than "the Zionist regime and some American authorities."
"We are not seeking the bomb," Ahmadinejad said.
The United States and its allies are not convinced by Iran's regular denials, and the International Atomic Energy Agency -- a United Nations body -- says it cannot confirm that Iran is not diverting nuclear materials for military purposes.
International powers discussing Iran's nuclear program with Tehran are pushing to restart negotiations soon, a senior U.S. official told CNN Wednesday. Iran has not responded to the request.
Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad insisted that "we have no interest in [a nuclear bomb] and we do not think that it is useful."
"Both the Zionist regime and the United States government should be disarmed," he said. "The threat to the world are the bombs that the U.S. government and the Zionist regime have."
Iran normally refuses to refer to Israel by name, calling it "the Zionist regime."
Iran normally refuses to refer to Israel by name, calling it "the Zionist regime
There are 25,000 Jews in Iran, which is the largest Jewish population in the Middle East outside Israel. Iranian Jews are not persecuted or abused, in fact, they are protected under the Iranian constitution. They are free to practice their religion and to vote in elections. They are not stopped and searched at checkpoints, are not brutalized by an army of occupation and are not confined in a densely populated penal colony (Gaza) where they are deprived of the basic means of subsistence. Iranian Jews live in dignity and enjoy the benefits of citizenship.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is demonized by Western media. He is called anti-Semitic and a "new Hitler." But if these allegations were true, then why did the majority of Iranian Jews vote for Ahmadinejad in the recent presidential elections? Is it possible that most of what is known about Ahmadinejad is based only on rumors and propaganda?
GENEVA — A report by three UN-appointed human rights experts Wednesday said that Israeli forces violated international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla killing nine activists earlier this year.
The UN Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission concluded that the naval blockade of Gaza was unlawful because of the humanitarian crisis there, and described the military raid on the flotilla as brutal and disproportionate.
The Foreign Ministry responded late Wednesday by saying the Human Rights Council had a "biased, politicized and extremist approach."
"The Human Rights Council blamed Israel prior to the investigation and it is no surprise that they condemn after," said Andy David, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, referring to the 47-member body's resolution in early June condemning the raid.
Israel refused to cooperate with the panel, preferring instead to work with a separate UN group under New Zealand's former Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe that is also examining the incident but has yet to publish its findings.
"Israel is a democratic and law abiding country that carefully observes international law and, when need be, knows how to investigate itself," the Foreign Ministry statement said. "That is how Israel has always acted, and that is the way in which investigations were conducted following Operation Cast Lead, launched to protect the inhabitants of southern Israel from rockets and terror attacks carried out by Hamas from Gaza."
Originally posted by randomname
ahmadinejad is skilled politician and a genius debater. i don't think i have ever heard him say something that doesn't make sense. you should put up the video where he owns george stephanopoulos.
Originally posted by CanadianDream420
He's done like 10 interviews since his arrival in NY..
Even RT got an invite.
Originally posted by DaMod
So Mamoud is in the US?
If so I really hope he publicly meets with president Obama.
I would really really really like to see what happens there.
kineticc Who cares what this moron has to say.
aqibb: spot on good Ahmadi
2Witnesses: his session with King revealed nothing..the same song and dance crap he's been spewing for years now. It's getting old.
MagicTrickMa: I think this Iraninan leader, Alliwanttodoisjizz, truly is an embarASSment to the world.
BenYaweh: Last time I checked, Iran did not invade nor were they the agressor in any war over the past couple of hundre of years. It was a USA supported Iraq that attached Iran in the Iran/Iraq war. It was Israel which invaded Lebanon and continue to steal Palestinian land and to set the record straight, it ... more
Last time I checked, Iran did not invade nor were they the agressor in any war over the past couple of hundre of years.
Coffe: Iran only has interest in the bomb, Everything he says is a lie. He is living Evil. He is why we need a military.
ZionismSucks: He never said "wipe Israel off the map" -- that phrase doesn't even exist in Farsi you idiot -- it was a mis-quote -- he was comparing Israel to other "regimes" who vanished from the pages of history (Soviet Union, Saddam Hussein, the Shah of Iran) etc. and said the Zionist Regime too will someday v... more
He never said "wipe Israel off the map" -- that phrase doesn't even exist in Farsi you idiot -- it was a mis-quote -- he was comparing Israel to other "regimes" who vanished from the pages of history (Soviet Union, Saddam Hussein, the Shah of Iran) etc. and said the Zionist Regime too will someday vanish b/c of their illegal and horrible activities. Let's hope he's right.
Originally posted by govtflu
reply to post by Ben81
Great video.. as elegantly stated, ahmadinejad owned stephanopoulos.. totally dug how mister iran threw unspoken realities in stephanopoulos face: what about the 118 nations who support iran?, don't they count?.. bin laden and bush were pals, eh george?..so, uh.. osama could be chill'n in DC where he's got uber friends?.. hilarious.