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.
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A demonstration in support of Iran's nuclear program outside the Isfahan uranium-conversion facility in Isfahan in January (epa)
IRANIANS SPEAK OUT ON THE DISPUTE: To find out more about what Iranians think about the international controversy over their country's nuclear program, RADIO FARDA asked listeners to express their views....(more)