Iranian president dismisses war threats
by Associated Press Wire
September 24, 2012 12:30 PM | 401 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a high level meeting in the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at a high level meeting in the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has dismissed threats of military action against Iran’s nuclear program, asserting that its enrichment project is for peaceful purposes and disputing that the country is worried about Israel.

Speaking to a group of editorial leaders on Monday, the first full day of his visit to New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly, Ahmadinejad said it was not too late for dialogue with the United States to resolve differences.

He also said that Iran is neutral about the Syrian civil war, and denied it is providing weapons or training to the government of President Bashar Assad.

It was Ahmadinejad’s eighth visit to the U.N. gathering held each September, which he cited as proof that he is open to understanding other countries’ views.

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