Ahmadinejad: US 'sensitive' on Israel

Iranian leader criticizes US policy, calls Bush's UN remarks "insulting."

September 21, 2006 12:51
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In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked US support for Israel and remarks President George W. Bush made about Iran at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Ahmadinejad said he was surprised American politicians "are so sensitive and biased with regards to Israel." Israel's bombing of Hizbullah targets in Lebanon "doesn't seem to have created concern among American politicians. But when somebody questions or criticizes the Zionist regime, there is so much reaction." Ahmadinejad called Israel "an occupying regime." When asked to address his denial of the Holocaust, Ahmadinejad refused, saying, "since I've talked a lot about this subject, I don't want to repeat myself." The Iranian leader called the Holocaust a "pretext for occupying Palestinian land." "If this event happened, where did it happen?" he asked. "The 'where' is the main question, and it was not in Palestine." On Bush's comments at the United Nations on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said he did not know what the US president was thinking when he said the Iranian regime has denied its people liberty and used the nation's resources "to fund terrorism and fuel extremism and pursue nuclear weapons." "This is not the kind of language you speak talking with a great nation. It is an insult to a great nation," Ahmadinejad said.

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