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Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for TV debate with Obama

• Robin Pomeroy via REUTERS
(Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday to face him in a televised one-on-one debate to see who has the best solutions for the world's problems. 

The provocative proposal comes as Iran deals with a new wave of international sanctions -- driven by Washington -- aimed at putting pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.


"Toward the end of summer we will hopefully be there for the (U.N.) General Assembly and I will be ready for one-on-one talks with Mr. Obama, in front of the media of course," Ahmadinejad told a conference of Iranian expatriates in Tehran.


"We will offer our solutions for world issues to see whose solutions are better."


Ahmadinejad suggested such a debate last September, which was not taken up by Washington. He said Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, had declined similar invitations because he was "scared".

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Jerry Alexander
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What a joke!! if anyone thinks Kaream of Wheat would have a debate that wasn`t under total control of the Barry administration and the MSM, is a fool....the same kind that voted for him in the first place.

Comment by John Morgan
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I'd pay to see Mahmoud wipe the floor with Barry in a debate.  No teleprompters, Barry!