President Obama said he doesn’t take what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says seriously in an interview that aired on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday.
President Obama said Friday he doesn’t take Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s criticism seriously, even though Ahmadinejad has been lobbing sustained assaults aimed at the U.S. president.
“Look, the guy’s known for saying some pretty, pretty unconstructive stuff. How’s that? And offensive stuff. So, I don’t take that seriously.”
“What I do take seriously is the fact that if we are consistent and steady and applying international pressure, that over time, Iran, which is not a stupid regime, which is very attentive in watching what’s happening in the international community, will start making a different set of cost benefit, you know, analyses about whether or not pursuing nuclear weapons makes sense for them.”