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Ahmadinejad seeks to soothe critics

September 25, 2007

By JOHN DANISZEWSKI and NICOLAS B. TATRO, Associated Press Writers

NEW YORK – In his outward persona at least, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to this country to lessen hostility toward himself and to defend Iran, not to rabble-rouse and provoke hatred.

Whether he succeeded remains an open question.
In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Ahmadinejad presented his country as a reasonable seeker of peace and justice. He denied that it holds any violent intentions against the United States, Israel or any of its immediate neighbors.

“We seek detente,” Ahmadinejad declared. “Every stance and position has been toward peace.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Big Disappointment

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