Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad utterly burns the interviewer

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

STEPHANOPOULOS: One remaining query. There is a new documentary out that claims that Osama Bin Laden resides in Tehran. And the topic of the documentary, a person named Alan Parrot, one of many world’s foremost falconers residing in Iran, says he is spoken to Osama bin Laden a number of instances since 2003. Is Osama bin Laden in Tehran?
AHMADINEJAD: Your query is laughable.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Why?
AHMADINEJAD: The U.S. authorities has invaded Afghanistan so as to arrest Bin Laden. They in all probability know the place Bin Laden is. If they do not know he’s, why did they invade? May we all know the intelligence?
STEPHANOPOULOS: I believe in the event that they knew, they might discover him. They’d get him.
AHMADINEJAD: First they need to have tried to search out his location, then invade, those that didn’t learn about his location first they invaded after which they tried to search out out the place he’s, is that logical? Do you suppose that is logical?
STEPHANOPOULOS: What I believe is that you simply did not reply my query. Is he in Tehran or not?
AHMADINEJAD: Our place is sort of clear. Some journalists have mentioned Bin Laden is in Iran. These phrases haven’t got authorized worth. Our place in the direction of Afghanistan and towards terrorism is sort of clear.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Is it true or not?
AHMADINEJAD: Possibly you recognize, however I do not know.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I am asking you. You are the President of Iran.
AHMADINEJAD: I do not know such a factor, you’re giving information which may be very unusual.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So, let me ask it a distinct manner. In case you did know that Osama bin Laden was in Tehran, would you present him hospitality? Would you expel him? Would you arrest him?
AHMADINEJAD: I heard that Osama bin Laden is within the Washington, D.C.
STEPHANOPOULOS: No, you did not.
AHMADINEJAD: Sure, I did. He is there. As a result of he was a earlier associate of Mr. Bush. They have been colleagues the truth is within the outdated days. You recognize that. They have been within the oil enterprise collectively. They labored collectively. Mr. Bin Laden by no means cooperated with Iran however he cooperated with Mr. Bush–
STEPHANOPOULOS: I am going to ask yet another time after which I am going to allow you to go. In case you knew that Osama bin Laden was in Tehran, which you say you do not. In case you knew, would you expel him? Would you arrest him? Would you present him hospitality?
AHMADINEJAD: Our borders, our borders are closed to the unlawful entry of anybody. Anybody who which may be. Whether or not it is the three American mountaineers, Mr. Bin Laden or anybody else. The borders are closed. Our place is evident.
I am fairly shocked, to see that you simply modify your day by day lives primarily based on the information that’s being broadcast. I am involved that the federal government of america takes positions primarily based on such information. If it’s so, it’s too unhealthy. The information should be correct and accountable, in any other case it should disrupt the relations between the nations. Identical to this, did the federal government of america knew in regards to the location of Mr. Bin Laden? And also you mentioned, “No, they went to search out out.” Effectively, first you locate–
STEPHANOPOULOS: They misplaced the path.
AHMADINEJAD: –to discover out they’ve invaded Afghanistan. First they’ve to search out out his location after which invade. It is like for a decide to arrest somebody after which go after the proof.
STEPHANOPOULOS: However you deny categorically that he is in Tehran in the present day? He isn’t– Osama bin Laden just isn’t in Tehran in the present day?
AHMADINEJAD: Relaxation assured that he is in Washington. I believe there’s a excessive probability he is there
STEPHANOPOULOS: I do not agree.
Thanks to your time, Mr. President.

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