Ahmadinejad: America is 'Real Threat'

Tehran, Iran (Algae-Zebra) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called America a real threat, and urged it to prove Tehran seeks nuclear weapons. His comments Wednesday came amid an escalating war of words with Washington, whose hardline President George W Bush has stoked outrage in the middle east by calling Iran an “Axis of Evil” in the world and saying that the deaths of any more than 30,000 civilians in Iraq is a myth.

Asked how he would deal with America, Ahmadinejad replied: “We continue to work the diplomatic front.”

“I’m concerned about theocracy that has got little transparency, a country whose president has declared the destruction of Iran as part of their foreign policy, and a country that will not listen to the demands of the free world to get rid of its ambitions to use a nuclear weapon,” said Ahmadinejad .

Asked whether he had a message for authorities in Washington, Ahmadinejad said: “I would hope they’d be wise enough to begin to listen to the people and allow the people to participate in their government.”