Ahmadinejad says sanctions strengthening Iranian economy

Iran's economy is not being badly affected by the toughest Western sanctions yet and is actually being strengthened by them, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told American television on Sunday.
"We have turned sanctions around and created opportunities out of this." Ahmadinejad told ABC News in an interview in New York. "These sanctions will definitively mark a new level of progress in our economy."