Ahmadinejad: Benjamin Netanyahu a "Skilled Killer"

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the General Assembly meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. AP Photo

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during the General Assembly meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010.
AP Photo
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday as a "skilled killer" who should be "put on trial for killing women and children."

Ahmadinejad made the comments during an interview with CNN's Larry King while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting. It was the latest example of the typically confrontational rhetoric Ahmadinejad uses toward Israel and the West, particularly the U.S.

On Tuesday, Ahmadinejad warned the U.S. during an interview with ABC News that it would face a war that "would know no boundaries" if America attacked Iranian nuclear facilities

During his address to the U.N. General Assembly that same day, he said that capitalism would be defeated and the "undemocratic and unjust" global decision-making bodies should be overhauled.

On Thursday at the U.N., U.S. President Barack Obama challenged Iran to demonstrate a "clear and credible commitment" toward a peaceful nuclear program. Mr. Obama also said the "door remains open to diplomacy should Iran choose to walk through it."

During the CNN interview, Ahmadinejad said Iran had "no interest" in a nuclear bomb, saying the ones concerned about a potential nuclear weapons program are only "the Zionist regime and some American authorities."

  • Daniel Carty

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