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September 24th, 2012
06:45 PM ET

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Israel: "The Zionists are very much, very adventuresome, very much seeking to fabricate things"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, for a rare, and candid, face to face conversation.

As part of an interview that comes on the backdrop of this week's United Nations General Assembly meeting, Piers Morgan asks how Iran would respond upon facing an attack from nearby Israel:

"The response of Iran is quite clear, I don’t even need to explain that; any question in any nation has the right and will indeed defend herself," says Iran's 6th president.

Speaking through a translator, Ahmadinejad continues by raising a foreign policy question of his own:

"Why should the world be managed in such a way that an individual can allow himself to threaten a rich and deeply-rooted historical, ancient country, such as Iran – a great country, such as Iran – based on an excuse of his own fabrication?" he asks. "Another country can say, 'I am guessing that country 'B' is doing activity 'X,' therefore I will attack that country.' Can this be a successful formula for the management of the world?"

Hearing this, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host asks his guest about the potential timeline of violence:

"Do you fear that war is imminent," Morgan inquires. "Do you fear that there will be military conflict, perhaps before the end of this year, between your country and Israel?"

Seemingly placing the bulk of the blame on the Jewish nation state, Ahmadinejad calls upon an interesting choice of adjectives to frame his response:

"Of course the Zionists are very much, very adventuresome, very much seeking to fabricate things and I think they see themselves at the end of the line," suggests the 55-year-old former engineer and teacher. "I do firmly believe that they seek to create new opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Ahmadinejad explains his stance on homosexuality, and also shares his analysis of the recent unrest in Libya that led to the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
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  1. satyrikon

    Reblogged this on ΝΕΑ ΧΩΡΙΣ ΦΙΛΤΡΟ ΦΕΛΛΟΥ.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Tal

    Piers, you are not as smart as you'd like us to believe. You fell for Ahmadinejad distinction between "destroying Israel", lock stock and barrel and just destroying it in the occupied territories. You really don't know that every millimeter of Israel is "occupied territory"? Such lack of understanding of words leads to disasters. As specialist of words you should have called him on this.

    September 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      Why does occupation of free people still exist in the 21st century?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason

        what occupation?!?!

        September 27, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ali

      The Zionist media you make Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Look EVIL and make him SATAN when really he is a very smart man The Jewish controlled Media Americans our in 3 wars In Iran's backyard we have 3 NAVY AirCraft ships in the Persian Gulf Israel has Occupied Palestine and is stealing there land and destroying there homes 9/11 Happened the Towers were exploded do u even know WTC 7 Building collapsed without even being hit! Over 1Million Innocent People have died for no reason who's the real SATAN Iran hasn't attacked a Country in over 200 Years while America goes do war with every god dam country Israel attacks Lebanon and Palestine every year.AIPAC wants a war with IRAN (WW3) Israel has over 300 NUKES Iran has 0 who ATTACKED our NAVY THE USS LIBERTY Israel did The LAVON AFFAIR were Israel MOSSAD agents got caught trying to bomb U.S Embassy's in EGYPT to get America to Attack EGYPT and u never hear this from the JEWISH Controlled MEDIA

      September 25, 2012 at 3:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • King Dairus

        Iran managed to kill Neda Agha-Soltan.

        September 25, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Thesmartone

        Change your name maybe god will give you more brain so you will not make stupet statements.

        September 25, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
      • LouieUSa

        If you people don't want the USA in your backyard then why do you come to use for help. The president in Iran is pushing America to see how much we can take and decides to bring Israel into it, Are you guys really that stupid out there , If Israel wanted to blow up Iran then can without America's help. You people live like barbabarans. killing your own people and then saying it was done in ALLAH 's name. What the heck is wrong with you people. Just remember that Jesus is coming back very very soon!!! And when that happens where will you Allah be then, IF you don't want America involved then don't ask her for help when one of your dumb countries gets out of hand. What a bunch of clowns you all over there in the middle east. I would love to see it end but you need to get your head out of your butts in order to make that happen.

        September 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Frank

        Go see a doctor. I think your analysis of Iran and their dictator shows that the evil dwells in your misunderstandinig. Why do you live in my USA if you hate Isreal so much. Move back to
        Iran and stay away from freedom's shores.

        September 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kev

        Ali, Ali, Ali. Let’s critique your post shall we?
        1. You are ranting and making very little sense.
        2. Why do you not use the word Israel or Israeli?
        3. Would you please offer a straightforward answer to the question: what is a Zionist? And try to keep the hateful language to a minimum. I am not aware of a country called Zion so then whom are the Zionists?
        4. Why is it that America, Israel, and many other nations have admitted in the past (albeit begrudgingly) when they have made a mistake yet Iran never has?
        5. Your English grammar leaves much to be desired. Please…try using a website that will translate your hate-filled speech first. While it will still sound loud, angry, and inadequate at least one will be able to read it more easily.

        September 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Heidi

        Pierce, watch Dr Omid Safi's video on you tube, oct 2010, maybe you want to invite him to come on your show.

        September 28, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
      • Brian Mulford

        What can we do as Americans,Arabs & Jews whom apose Zionism to put an end to this insanity???!!!

        November 6, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Cin

      Maybe you should check yoursef. Ahmadinejad is refering to the 1967 border lines which is also what the UN has stated and heck even Obama said the same!

      September 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Reza

    poor translation, really poor translation. i do realize he is trying to do it live but i feel for the real thing they revise

    September 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. daniel

    Piers- CNN- Keep giving this Terrorist a platform- you look as smug interviewing a Terroist as you do a movie star. If you don't like our laws go back across the pond

    September 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      Who is the terrorist here? The one who is bombed Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan...?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • thetrueGod

        The muslin exterminated all christian in Africa, Midle East they kill millions of people Christian, Bhudaism, infidels, etc And others religions and Allah is not God and Mohamed is a fake prophet.

        September 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ali

      The Real Terrorists is our Country who has killed over 1million Innocent People whos in 3 wars? u JEW Iran hasn't attacked a country for over 200 years why don't you do some research and find out the truth about 9/11 amd WTC7 which Collapsed without even being HIT find out who really runs this country its Jews look up AIPAC who runs the Federal Reserve The Jew Ben Shalom Bernakie who's our Treasury Sec Timothy the Jew Geitner Either your a stupid Red Neck or a ZIONIST JEW The Media is ran by JEWS so is WALL ST HOLLYWOOD Goldman Sachs is Obama's biggest Donor Eric Cantor Joe Lieberman Rham Emanuel Leon Paneta Arline Specter ALL JEWS who want WW3

      September 25, 2012 at 4:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ben

        ...what a wonderful voice of moderation...

        September 25, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
      • Marlon

        Perhaps then we should hand over the reigns to you and your muslim brothers. Please remind me what computer you are typing your interesting load of trash on? If its windows, then the processor was developed in by Jews in Israel. Using HP? Developed in Israel. Or perhaps youre too tech savvy to use a computer and are rather using your cell phone? Well you better throw that away then bacause Martin Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone was Jewish.

        Before we let you guys start ruling the world, maybe it would be a smart idea to have a look at the muslim contrbution to the world versus what Jews have contibuted. This website tells it all: http://europenews.dk/en/node/13583

        September 25, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Thinker23

        If you've bothered to do some REAL research, Ali, you would be amazed to discover tat Israel did not start any war in its entire history.

        September 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. generud

    I say that the first call for swapping Israel from the map is enough to retaliate and just destroy Iran!

    September 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Sam

    Why would you even give the leading terrorist in the world a forum? We should not allow him into the country. Soft questions with no follow up. CNN disappoints again – letting a poser who hosts entertainers 'question' a terrorist and supporter of genocide like that. At least make it seem like a legitimate interview. Only Fareed or Amanpour would have been worse.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Free media

      Who was Bush and Chaney?

      September 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Luddy

        Don't forget Rumsfeld.

        September 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • John D

      Sam, you really can't be this dim about what is really going on, can you>? You are playing into the media scam very well if so.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. chriscanada

    Iran doesn't interfere. lol. They are occupying Lebannon and helping syria..

    September 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sam

      Chris... Your country has the guts to do what is necessary. Canada teaches us all a lesson. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.timesofisrael.com%2Fgenocides-unlike-hurricanes-are-predictable-says-world-expert-and-iran-is-following-the-pattern%2F&h=zAQFJU9UwAQGIxK882CQs1X6g1xbgytf8zdb59oeemlEENg&s=1

      September 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • chriscanada

        Canada had to take a stand. The government of Iran was trying to intimidate Iranians living in canada into being spies.

        September 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wake up.

      Who is occupying Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan ? The king of Spain ?

      September 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sam

      Such BS!

      September 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      Loved the President Ahmadinejad interview, Thanks for opening your mind.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      Who is occupying Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan ? The king of Spain ?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • henry

      now i know that there are idiots in canada too I always thought harper was the only one

      September 25, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • henry

        Calling harper an idiot is going to far i know But making iraniens leave was in my book wrong too. If i was Iran i would be mad at the world when i have don nothing to anybody

        September 25, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. chriscanada

    ask him about Canada's relationship (kicked out Iranian embassy due to political interference in Canada.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. bocerias

    mossad not muslims did 9/11/01 . get it goyim?

    September 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. chriscanada

    occupation: hmm.. it's okay to occupy Lebannon?

    September 24, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bupa

      This is not a fact. Lebanon are Arabs and Irani are not.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Rachel

    "We are Iranian and we have been living in Iran for more than 3,000 years," says the Jewish hospital director Ciamak Morsathegh.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • chriscanada

      how many jewish were kicked out of iran over the last 40 years? This equal right for all that this man is talking about does not exist in Iran. it's a PR b.s.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Cyrus

        Not a single Jew is "kicked out" of Iran as they ARE Iranians. How someone can kick them out of their country? They root in this land for more than 2500 years; more than maybe most of other Iranian's roots. Jews emigrate to Israel from all over the world. Several thousand Jews has left US for Israel and that continues each year. We have to make a racial case about that?

        September 25, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Cin

        There are over 17,000 Jewish Iranians leaving peacefully beside their Muslim brothers. No citizen of Iran has been forced to leave because they are Jewish. Please do yourself a favor and do some research before yoy make such ignorant comments.

        September 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chriscanada

    this clown is just a puppet of the spiritual leaders. looser!.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jack

      Who is the looser ?

      September 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      whose puppet is Piers Morgan?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nana

        Pierce did some research about Ahmedabad and Iran just like Zakaria and Cristian Amanpour have. It's obvious you have not got of your couch and get your views from Fox tv.

        September 26, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Jon

        Where do you get your facts from? Piers is educated. Hmmmmmm are you?

        September 26, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. Sam

    SHAME ON CNN!

    September 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      Thanks CNN, very informative.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rachel

      Thank you Piers.
      Thank you CNN for letting Piers do his job. Glad to see this network is not another copy of Fox tv.

      September 26, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chriscanada

    it's america and everybody needs to speak. I do not agree with this man, but he has the right to speak. It's always better to know what others are thinking.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Free media

      The media does not tell us the truth. Conflicts sell. War makes some very rich and kills the poor an innocent. Please google facts before you hate.

      "Thousands of Iranian Jews and their descendants owe their lives to a Muslim diplomat in wartime Paris, according to a new book. In The Lion's Shadow tells how Abdol-Hossein Sardari risked everything to help fellow Iranians escape the Nazis." BBC news

      September 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Heidi

    Pierce, did you know Ahmadinejad was jewish & converted to Islam?!

    September 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason

      The Saudi Royal family is Jewish.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • drsadat

      LOL, really, he confided to you?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Josh

    Made up... Oil confines.. territory. :P I dunno maaaan. I think the aliens are real.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Randy

    Pierce should ask his questions and then shut up. He is so rude. I truly hope his time at CNN is coming to an end.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sue

      Why don't you apply for his job

      September 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Josh

      I like Piers a lot, but I think Ahmidinijad had some good points. There are a couple of things hat he don't understand that makes him look bad, but altogether, I hope he is a good guy inside.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cin

      I hope CNN is coming to an end!

      September 25, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. ChrisCanada

    The facts about Israel starting the 5 wars etc. it seems to me this man is not a scholar. he needs to go back to remedial school and learn the facts.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rachel

      Read and stop hearing Fox News for your facts

      September 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • MarlonAustralia

        Okay Einstein, lets compile a bit of a list here –
        War of Independence (1948) – Israel is invaded by Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq within hours of LEGALLY being declared a Jewish state by the United Nations.
        The Six Day War (1967) – Caused by repeated Arab terrorist attacks and Syrian military activity between 1966 and 1967
        War of Attrition (1967-70) – Fought between Israel and Egptt, was initiated by Egypt to damage Israel's morale and economy after its victory in the Six-Day War.
        The Yom Kippur War (1973) – On the most holy day of the Jewish calendar, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise joint attack in the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights.
        Intifada's in both 1987 and 2000
        The Lebanon war (2006) – Began on 12 July 2006, with an attack by Hezbollah on Israel. Three Israeli soldiers were killed, and two were kidnapped and taken prisoner into Lebanon.

        Now you probably think that Israel's airstrikes on Gaza have been unjustified. Perhaps you should consider that there have been over 8000 rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza in the past decade. These random rocket attacks are not aimed at the Israeli Defence Force but at civilians – such as those living in the Israeli town of Sderot where 6311 rockets have fallen as of November 2007. 13 lives have so far been taken including Afik Zahavi and Yuval Abebeh, both of whom were 4 years old.
        What price must Israel continue to pay? Should they just lay down and allow countries such as Iran to wipe them off the face of the earth?

        Maybe looking at these will further help you understand Israels Plight:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab-Israeli_conflict

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_rocket_attacks_on_Israel

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sderot

        September 25, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  19. Heidi

    Ask him, the dethof Islamic profits also a historic even, why Iranian government make so much propaganda up to now to exaggerate about it & during Moharram or any day one of these profits are dead, the whole country is on hold.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Holly

    Although Iran and Israel are bitter enemies, few know that Iran is home to the largest number of Jews anywhere in the Middle East outside Israel.
    About 25,000 Jews live in Iran and most are determined to remain no matter what the pressures – as proud of their Iranian culture as of their Jewish roots.

    It is dawn in the Yusufabad synagogue in Tehran and Iranian Jews bring out the Torah and read the ancient text before making their way to work.

    It is not a sight you would expect in a revolutionary Islamic state, but there are synagogues dotted all over Iran where Jews discreetly practise their religion.

    "Because of our long history here we are tolerated," says Jewish community leader Unees Hammami, who organised the prayers.

    He says the father of Iran's revolution, Imam Khomeini, recognised Jews as a religious minority that should be protected.

    As a result Jews have one representative in the Iranian parliament.

    "Imam Khomeini made a distinction between Jews and Zionists and he supported us," says Mr Hammami.

    'Anti-Jewish feeling'

    In the Yusufabad synagogue the announcements are made in Persian – most Iranian Jews don't really speak Hebrew well.

    Jews have lived in Persia for nearly 3,000 years – the descendants of slaves from Babylon saved by Cyrus the Great.

    Over the centuries there have been sporadic purges, pogroms and forced conversions to Islam as well as periods of peaceful co-existence.

    These days anti-Jewish feeling is periodically stirred by the media and by the Zionist nothing to do with the Jewish people.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Josh

      Aliens.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sam

      Holly. I have Jewish friends who have family in Iran. They have to talk to them in code. They cannot leave – without giving up ALL their possessions. Jews were in Persia (Iran) in the 4th century BC under King Xerxes when they refused to bow to his Prime Minister Haman. Look it up.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Lia

        Good, this makes us friends. I have family in Iran, that's not what I hear. I dont hear Fox new.

        September 24, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kia

        Iran not Persia. How old are you 92 ?

        September 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • sfoch

        First of all you need to look it up. Acẖashverosh was actually Artaxerxes II and not Xerxes I (there is no record at all of the existence of Esther or Hadassah in Persian cuneiform which usually named the queen(s) ). It was the Persians who freed the Jews after generations of slavery and persecution (Babylonian capitivity). It was the Persians that not only returned their stolen treasures but paid for the rebuilding and maintenance of the 2nd Temple of Jerusalem for generations! It was in the scrolls in their libraries to remind each King that followed. The Jews were pro-Persian against other enemies including the Greeks. The Persians put Jews in positions of power even in ancient times. The Governor of Israel/Palestine was a Jew put in power by the Persian kings. The Persian garrisons in Egypt were run by Jews. Next off, Jews chose to live and stay in Persia for 3000 years and the Torah was written by citizens in the first Persian Empire because they had stability and security. Many Jews in the second half of the 20th century left because of the creation of Israel and the financial incentives and land grab (it was during a pro-western period of Iranian history long before the Islamic Republic). The Book of Esther is not about the Persians wanting to kill Jews but rather a minister in power, Haman (who was not Persian but Amalekites ie Canaanite/Amorite/Semitic) who wanted to persecute the Jews because Israelites had conquered the lands of Canaan. Esther, the wife of Artaxerxes II, braved the formality of the court and went directly to the king to inform him of the situation. He then immediately had Haman killed for his lies and evil plot. An antisemitic would have divorced his Jewish wife and gone ahead with the killing. A lesser king would have killed them all. Cyrus the Great of Persia is one of only gentiles whom the Jews consider sacred even referring to him as the Messiah or the "Anointed One". Iran has been the oldest and most continuous home of the Jews in history. Why because they were persecuted and harmed? Be irritated and dislike the Islamic Republic of Iran but you shouldn't disrespect the Persians and their history and culture (particularly if you are Jewish). It was Egypt, Romans, Greeks (Seleucids), and most importantly Christian Europe that destroyed Jewish people and started antisemitism.

        September 25, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Cin

      That's right, I thought it was 17k but still...Jeez there are alot of hateful people on this site/ commenters.

      September 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Sam

    Ahmadinejad doesn't need a PR firm. He has CNN.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      Why is it upsetting you to get some facts? You have been hearing to Fox News for to long.

      September 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sam

        Facts? Not even close to being factual.

        September 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. chriscanada

    what is the problem with fox news? isn't it a free country. what makes one network better than the rest.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      Why waist time on Fox News?

      September 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. ChrisCanada

    glad that train wreck is over with. Who is next? syrian president? North korean leader?

    September 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • carl weath

      you are free to not watch the interview. just change the channel, There are Americans who want to see what Iran has to say. we listen to Netanyahu almost 24/7. we want to see the other side of the history.

      September 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. May

    Well done CNN.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. kentberry

    RE: Ahmadinejad. Interesting interview. Thank You Piers. kb

    September 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Sam

    Seeing the posts about that being a good interview is indicative of how uninformed, unintelligent and simplistic some people are.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Free speech

    When will CNN invite Annie Machon ?

    Annie Machon can be seen on YouTube if CNN is afraid interview her.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Benny

    What a dissopinting interviw and interviewer!
    I thought more highly about Piers until tonight....Ahmaedinijad managed to slip away from every question. And at the end was PRAISED by Piers when he portrayed himself as a peaceful caring person who loves humanity....???
    What an exhibition of sycophancy and bootlicking to a person who wants to first wipe out Israel for breakfeast and later the western world for dinner.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Tehrani

    single women can't go skiing in Iran? get your facts right Morgan , I live in the US and visit Iran every year and I alwats go skiing and most people that go skiing are single . Morgan by asking these stupid question your just making youself look less credible than the Iranian president.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ccaannaaddaa

      I think he specifies that single women are NO LONGER allowed to go skiing BY THEMSELVES. It may be a false hood, though I wouldn't be surprised if it has more than a bit of truth to it because we all know how great muslims are with women's' rights.

      September 25, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. sandra acres

    The USA has to walk carefully and not seem so pro Israel. We will alienate ourselves from the other
    Arab League Countries. We need more positive reporting about our positive feelings for these countries. My question is why should Israel have nuclear weapons and not Iran?

    September 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maryam5549

      You nailed it! Thank you. Great interview. what he said about Zionist regime occupying Muslim lands and the BS isreal stories about Iran Nucler BOMB its true. For once, we all need to wake up and smell the corruptions in Isreal goverment. Just read a few articles not written by Isreali's clowns, read Palestinian papers and see what they are going through. How many are dying everyday?! It's not in the news, because Isreal controls US media. We are smarter than that, I am tired dancing to Isreal music and demands. They are bunch of whininers and they want pittiness all the time. Ughhhhh...

      September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Azam

    Personally I like Pier Morgan, I am kind of surprise Morgan was not asking pro and good question in today's interview and changing the question quickly before he answered. It looks like president answered very well and scored off you.
    sorry Pier best of luck for next time.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Maryam5549

    Great interview if you open your close minded view. Just because you dont get it or like it, that does change the truth. what he said about Zionist regime occupying palestanian Muslim lands and thier creed is getting worse it's true! Plus, the BS isreal stories about Iran Nucler BOMB in 6 months, how rubbish. For once, lets wake up and seek the truth. wake up and smell the corruptions in Isreal goverment. Just read a few articles not written by Isreali's clowns, read Palestinian papers and see what they are going through. How many are dying everyday?! It's not in the news, because Isreal controls US media. We are smarter than that, act like one.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Nishat_dhaka

    Romney said 47% americans are victim........I dont know wheather its true or not But I am sure 100% sure that americans are victim by Israel for being forced to support constantly all their inhuman and illegitimate works. Ahmadinezad has one basic question " what Palestine people have to do with Hollocoust? Why they are being murdered, uprooted " . is there any Zionist can answer that? Come on atleast you dont deny humanity.

    September 25, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Ben

    I am so saddened and disappointed with this interview. Whilst thousands of iranians are being tortured and even killed in Iranian prisons on a daily basis, just merely for questioing the fradulant re-election of his, Piers is not only troubling him with this issue, but makes him look like a sound man. He is not the elected president, and as a part of the dictatorship shouldn't have been given this podium.

    September 25, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aaron

      Actually Ahmadenijad was elected Presedent by the people. Iran is a Republic. Read a book for once and stop war mongering

      September 25, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • javad

        http://piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/24/mahmoud-ahmadinejad-on-israel-the-zionists-are-very-much-very-adventuresome-very-much-seeking-to-fabricate-things/?replytocom=91237#comment-91237

        September 25, 2012 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Cyrus

      where have you heard about "thousand" Iranians tortured in Iran every day? Do you believe that a country can survive with "thousands" tortured every day in his prisons? And even if that, what to do whit Ahmadinejad who has been president for last seven years? May we check also how are treated prisoners in Guantanamo (or before in Abu Ghraib). I agree with you that there are prisoners in Iran and we have a long way to become something as Norway! But there are no official statistics! But in America we know how many prisoners are there, how many executions are per year and how some people are badly treated in prisons (I'm not talking about white christian prisoners of course;).TV, radio, newspapers, ... are all full of these acts.Why don't you do something for them in a such free country? It prevents you from sleeping?

      September 25, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • handsoffUS!

      He's been elected as g w bush was selected 2 times.

      September 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cin

      Ben, Iran is a Republic; do you know what that means? It means he was elected! There are not thousands of Iranians dying and being tortured in prison each day either, where did youget that from? For the love of God, throw your television out the window, stop listening to the warmongering mainstream media, and do some research on your own!

      September 25, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. peyman

    shame on you piers . you are insulting iranian people by giving him time on your show . this man and his handlers have blood of tens of thousands on their hands . shame on cnn

    September 25, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony

      Really!! Your speaking for ALL Iranians?? He killed tens of thousands of people? Nice fabrications buddy!

      September 25, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cyrus

      He has thousands of Iranians blood on his hands? Where have you this information from? Who are you to talk in the name of millions of Iranians? Wake up, read a little bit and make your own opinion.

      September 25, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maryam5549

      Good CNN, thank you thank you thank you. As for you peyman, speak for yourself. I am Iranian and i believe in Iran and oue people not like you a treator. We need to stick together as one nation one country or Isreal will attack us!

      September 25, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. peyman

    shame on you piers

    September 25, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. bahar

    when do you media people will learn not to let him use you and your net work as a platform for his outrages and stupid ideas. he is using you and you allow him. too sad!!

    September 25, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. David

    Mr.A said Occupation must end and people should self-determine their fate in Palestine. You should have asked who gets to vote in self-determination in his scenario? Men and women? Jewish immigrants? Palestinian exiles? Jordanian Palestinians? Children and grand-children of exiles born abroad? Children and grand-children of immigrants born in the land? What protection for minorities would exist against the will of majorities? What would happen to the "occupiers?" Could they be cast out by the vote of the majority?

    September 25, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • handsoffUS!

      Occupiers can occupy the US & call it New Israel & the rest of your questions will be answer by Palestinians.

      September 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. afshin

    ahmadinejad biiiiiiiiiig dictator

    September 25, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Not Fooled

    Piers,

    It really sounded like he wasn't even listening to any of the important questions. Haven't you learned yet that interviewing this lunatic is a complete waste of time. It's impossible to sit and listen to his answers when they never make any sense and usually aren't even about what you asked him.

    September 25, 2012 at 3:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Jondi D

    Because I watch a lot of TV, and i get my flu shots (as many as possible) I know that this feller Ahmandinejaber is a very bad man. I think that the best thing to do would be to bomb the whole lot of em' cause all them a-rabs wanna do is get rid of our freedoms cause as they all know, we are the greatest country EVER. Right in front of Israel (cause they look more like us than ahmerjimerbad).

    September 25, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • hsig

      Is that sarcasm I sense? There are a lot of stupid people out there that say some really crazy stuff, so you never know :D

      September 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. NeethimanKM

    Who looks more RADICAL? Ahmedinejad or Netanyahu?

    September 25, 2012 at 6:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Jan

    The Iran president couldn't even answer a yes or no question. This is so like him. He feels the need to talk around everything without really giving a straight out answer. This is one reason why this American does not trust him at all. Mr. Morgan gave this president a chance to set the record straight but once again he side stepped everything.

    September 25, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cyrus

      He's a president of a 80 million nation! You want him just to answer by "yes" or "no" as a nice student? And only because Americans like direct answers? Politics are a bit more complicated and Iranian affairs as well.

      September 25, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. mohsen

    هی وای من

    September 25, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. mohsen

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    September 25, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. mohsen

    جووون داداش این دکی ما را اینجور نیگا نکن
    به قول حاج کریم بغال محله مون ، فلفل نبین چه ریزه بشکن ببین چه تیزه

    September 25, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. peyman

    i am not fabricating any thing .i am simply telling you what i have seen in with my eyes . DO NOT question what iranian people have seen in the last 34 years .not only i have seen this regime kill i have been jailed and lost family members .so who ever you are tony i suggest you shut your mouth and stay out of iranian people s biz. i am assuming you are an arab muslim .

    September 25, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Human

    Zionists are the real terrorists. The world should wake up. Zionists are deceiving everyone and were behind 9/11. The only country to gain from 9/11 is Israel. The countries that are suffering from 9/11 are all Muslim countries and the United States.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  49. peyman

    by the way tens of thousands is a very conservative estimate .in the years of 1982 and 1983 well over 60 or 70 thousand were executed in jails around the country .there are pictures and mass graves to prove .the numbers could be some where near 300 000 .

    September 25, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cyrus

      I understand your anger. Specially if you have been in jail or lost family members. Iran is not the most democratic country in the world! I know that! Except some western countries (and that only for their christian citizens), not any single country in the world is a perfect democracy. Read US history to know how many people has been killed, how many thousand tortured and being executed before becoming what is it now. There has been about 3500 persons killed in Iran in 1982-1983. This is too much lives and is awful. Even a person killed is not acceptable but this is the fact! 3500 persons and not 70 thousand! It's important to be moderated in our considerations and giving the fact as it is.

      September 25, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Alice

    Ahmadinejad, Santorum & Bachmann should go out for dinner, they have so much in common.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Chyren

    God put on this earth to destroy evil that is present ,God is on my side and those there not will be agains God and me its call a burden for God , for the mission that he give me . I saw MAHMOUD on TV and i felt in this man pure evil and in the near futur i will meet him on the battle field and vanquish him and his army with his allies. I am not againts muslims , jews or christian's or any religion i am againts evil that is a danger for man kind.............ALI THERE WAS A WAR BETWEEN IRAK AND IRAN IN THE 80'S LOOK IT UP ...FOR MULSIMS TO NOT IGNORE HISTORY OF OR PLANET AND THE HUMAIN RACE ...........................................

    September 25, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  52. armand elbaz

    Did you notice that Ahmadinejad NEVER EVER uttered the word "Israe"l.

    What do you make of that ?

    September 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. pj

    i'm sorry to say that I really think that peirs is just not Good at what he does. faze him out.

    September 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Alex

    I have written an opinion blog defending everything the Iranian leader has said. http://clackblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/my-thoughts-on-mahmoud-ahmadinejads-interview-with-piers-morgan/

    September 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Hsig

    Piers Morgan needs to stick with interviewing celebrities and media icons.... Why does he keep asking Ahmadinejad about gay rights and the holocaust when there are SO MANY OTHER ISSUES and questions to ask! The world is in turmoil and this man keeps pressing on gay rights!! For god's sake, gays dont even have rights here in the US!

    Piers... lets ask some more intelligent questions next time...

    September 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Riaz Murtaza

    We must treat both Israel and Iran the same way and let us be impartial in our policies ! I trust all problems can be solved then !

    September 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Bill Ducker

    Piers this is probably the most important interview I have seen you in. In the first part of your programme you let us hear what President Amadinejad really feels about Israel He did not mention the words Israel or Jewish and you showed himself to be a Holocaust denier.I am not Jewish but I believe that this man is dangerous and a threat to you all. he is not bothered if he kills many of his own people in order to usher in his Messiah, The Mahdi. Like Hitler we appease him at our peril!
    You showed that he has no regard for the Jewish People/ It is sad that the Iranian People have such a man as their President! Thank you Piers! Bill UK

    September 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. RCDC

    I do believe the people of Iran are rational people except for Al moud, puppets and his guards;

    September 26, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Harshad Patel

    Allah-God-Jesus-Ram-Krishna,This is the name of God,There is only 1 GOD
    So do not fight
    Thanks
    God bless everybody

    September 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Marc Feldman

    Piers is Miles better than Larry but still .. short.
    A'jad said "why can't we discuss Holocaust?"
    Fair enough little bigot, fair enough.

    So uh.. why can't WE discuss/question Mohammed?
    either everything is debatable or.. not.

    THAT'S the Real question/hypocrisy to be nailed Piers, . Maybe next year.

    September 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Kev

    If you are planning to post on this website, please have the common decency to use corect English grammar. How are we to possibly take any of your arguments seriously when you cannot spell or write? If I was posting on say an Iranian or Jewish website then I would learn to write correctly in Farsi (as an example) or Hebrew.
    Mamnoon ممنون
    (toda rabah) תודה רבה
    Thank you.

    September 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kev Empty

      Great contribution Kev! Every board has an otherwise contentLess grammar notsis.

      September 29, 2012 at 4:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Daniel

    To all you people who care about politics:
    It's nice to have feelings and patriotism about your nations or analyze others , but try to see thing beyond what they [media] show you.
    This is politics, not emotional feelings of Israel, US, or Iran's governments, try to find the missing peace (economy maybe).
    Wars need money, and they have consequences; and usually changing of the regimes. So why anybody want's to fall in trap of war. What are Israel, Iran, or US looking to get out of this conflict. Find the answer and the rest will come to you....

    September 28, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
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