September 22nd, 2011
12:28 PM ET

Ahmadinejad: Iran is a model for the world

On the eve of his address at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared his country to be "a new model for life to the world."
He also said that the United States might be willing to "hijack" the Middle East uprisings, according to the Iranian state-run news agency IRNA.
Ahmadinejad's appearance at the United Nations in New York comes a day after two U.S. hikers, held in an Iranian prison for more than two years, were released.
Wednesday evening, Ahmadinejad met with a group of U.S. university students, and then gave an interview to Iranian satellite television.

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  1. kool

    Why can't they arrest the b**d now and save everyone the trouble..

    September 23, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. enufzenuf

    The man is a nutcase. Model of what? Zero freedoms? Ok, you're a model. Happy?

    September 24, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Andreas Moser

    Such a role model, for example for women's rights: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/emancipation-of-women-in-iran/

    September 28, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. sam

    A model in terms of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, truthfullness, and most of all morality.
    Just consider the claims ofthe leaders.
    ALL tyipical daily lies.
    Wht amazes me is that CNN never question them and try to present them with questions.

    October 22, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. AintiRacist

    Let's see the real models for the US:
    PTSS strucken white Mc.Cain
    Rush Limbough
    Tim O Reilly you name them
    Ahmed makes sense to Arabs, why does the US/Israel does not want Iran to have Nucs while they depend on it for maintaining opppresion. The world sees that a step is being taken back when aware of Nuc possesion is known.
    Why should he not have Nucs when those cursed and dreadful Jews are are continuing excecuting their infernal deeds.
    Against innocent excisting citizens in their livelyhood, while being fed one million U$ every day by US taxpayers, to continue inflicting ungodly horrendous injustice to suffering citizens.

    Why should they not haven Nucs having noticed how easy Irak has been crushed to steal their oil just becaused they did not have Nucs. This is a very wrong and surrealistic world where living in.

    Iran, finish you Nucs and test the first one on the Jews the World will be thankfull of that.

    November 19, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
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