TEHRAN, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad renewed his call for live debate with the U.S. President Barak
Obama, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Sunday.
Ahmadinejad wants to engage the U.S. President Barack
Obama in "negotiations" before the international media, Fars said.
"I will go to the United Nations and will invite
Obama to negotiations ... in front of the international media, not a sit-down
behind closed doors," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.
He made the remarks addressing a meeting of medical
school deans on Saturday.
Earlier in June, Ahmadinejad said that he would
invite the U.S. President Barack Obama to a debate at the United Nations if
re-elected as Iran's president.
"I want constructive interaction on justice and
respect and if I remain in the post, I will invite President Obama to a debate
in the venue of the United Nations General Assembly," Ahmadinejad said in an
In May, Iran's President invited President Obama for
a debate in the United Nations for which Ahmadinejad has not received any
Earlier, he had also invited U.S. ex-President George
W. Bush to participate in a live debate with him in the United Nations over
global diversified issues, but Bush did not give response to his invitation.
The United States and other Western countries have
reached a consensus on inviting Iran to direct talks over Iran's sensitive
Iran, however, insisted that its nuclear program is
only for peaceful purposes, and the debates over this issue is already over.
Iran has vowed to continue its uranium enrichment activities and its potential
talks with the West would be on management of the world instead of its nuclear