Ahmadinejad to UN: What Nukes?

In 'predictable' speech, president denies Iran is developing weapons
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2010 2:09 PM CDT
On UN stage, Iran leader rejects nuclear charges
Sadra Shahab of Brooklyn holds a flag during a rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad outside UN Headquarters, Monday, May 3, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Mahmoud Ahmandinejad took the stage of the UN today to slam the US for "not only (using) nuclear weapons," but also threatening "to use such weapons against other countries, including Iran." As usual, he sparked a mass exodus by the US, French, and British delegations. The Iranian president also said the White House has yet to offer up "a single credible proof" that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, reports the AP.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs responded by denouncing the speech as "predictable" and "full of wild accusations." Ahmadinejad spoke as a monthlong review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty kicked off. Protesters thronged the United Nations to mark his appearance.
(Read more Iranian nuclear program stories.)

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