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Iran's Ahmadinejad Appears In U.S. Interview

Mahmud Ahmadinejad (file photo) (RFE/RL) August 14, 2006 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has appeared in an interview broadcast on U.S. television.

In the interview with journalist Mike Wallace of the network CBS, Ahmadinejad denied that Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon and questioned the continuing U.S. military presence in Iraq.

He also criticized the United States for supporting Israel against Hizballah, and called Israel a "fabricated government" because, he said, it had been forced upon the Middle East after the World War II Holocaust.

(, AFP)

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