September 24th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

Ahmadinejad calls Israel 'a blip on the radar screen'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is New York City this week for the United Nations General Assembly. Ahmadinejad continues to make controversial comments against Israel.  CNN's Erin Burnett was with the Iranian president today and he took questions from a group of journalists at his hotel.

In his answers, he called Israel's threats to attack Iran's disputed nuclear program – in his words – a "blip on the radar screen."

Israel responds to Iran pres. comments

CNN's Erin Burnett deconstructs his latest comments and Israel's consul general, Ido Aharoni is OutFront with Israel's response to the Ahmadinejad's comments.

Iran's president talks about anti-Islam film, Israel and homosexuality

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed an anti-Islam film that has provoked a violent reaction in the Muslim world, spoke strongly against homosexuality and said what his country would do if attacked by Israel in an interview airing Monday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

The president denounced the film, "Innocence of Muslims," that portrays the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer. The online video has led to a wave of global unrest.

"Fundamentally, first of all, any action that is provocative, offends the religious thoughts and feelings of any people, we condemn," Ahmadinejad said.


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