September 24, 2012

An Unfazed Ahmadinejad

David Ignatius, Washington Post

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Iran may be on the firing line, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was as calmly combative as ever Sunday, dismissing Israeli military threats and predicting that nothing will happen in the nuclear talks until after the U.S. presidential elections.

In an interview on the eve of his visit to the United Nations, Ahmadinejad seemed unfazed by recent months of speculation about bombing strikes or by the precarious state of Tehran’s allies in Damascus. Instead, he talked often about politics — including a reference to what he saw as the war-weariness of the American public.

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