Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has challenged U.S. President Barack Obama to a public and "man-to-man" debate when the Islamic Republic leader visits the United Nations next month for the next session of the General Assembly. President Obama is unlikely to accept the offer.
Ahmadinejad criticized the American leader for missing “historic opportunities" and being under the influence of
In a live state television address to expatriate Iranians, he stated, "We are hopefully coming for the UN assembly. We are ready to sit down with Mr. Obama face-to-face and put the global issues on the table, man-to-man, freely, and in front of the media and see whose solutions are better. We think this is a better approach."
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The offer of a debate follows by several weeks the Iranian’s president’s suggestion that the
Ahmadinejad has blamed the
Despite Ahmadinejad’s criticism of the
Ahmadinejad said in his speech, "The U.S. government recently said it was ready for a high level dialogue. Fine, we are ready to have high level talk based on mutual respect and dignity. But if you think you can brandish a stick so that we accept all that you say, that will not happen.”
Following the lack of diplomatic progress with