Ahmadinejad blasts Israeli leader in Larry King interview

Editor’s note: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joins Larry King tonight to talk about the fate of the Americans jailed in Iran, his nation’s nuclear program, and much more. Don’t miss “Larry King Live” at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.

New York (CNN) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashed out at Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with CNN’s Larry King Wednesday, calling the Israeli prime minister a “skilled killer” who “should be put on trial for killing women and children.”

The Iranian president denied that international sanctions were hurting his country, and refused to commit to meeting President Obama if the opportunity arose.

Ahmadinejad also deflected questions about Iran’s nuclear program, saying Iran has “no interest” in a nuclear bomb and that no one is concerned about Iran’s intentions other than “the Zionist regime and some American authorities.”

“We are not seeking the bomb,” Ahmadinejad said.

The United States and its allies are not convinced by Iran’s regular denials, and the International Atomic Energy Agency — a United Nations body — says it cannot confirm that Iran is not diverting nuclear materials for military purposes.

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