Interview With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
ABC News / Christane Amanpour
19-Sep-2010 (8 comments)

Interview With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joins Christiane Amanpour on "This Week": Sanctions, Sakineh stoning, hostages and more.....



M. Ahmadinejad on C. Amanpour

by MM on

No headcover for the women interviewers if you are outside Iran?

The interpreter needs to loose the high pitch fluctuations in her voice.  It sounds phony.



Another proof that IRI is responsive to world's concerns

by IRI on

What you got to say about that? The government and the country has shown that it respects public opinion and reacts to solve those problems when it's fair. Can you say the same about Europe? US? No Way!


Great interview.

by Bavafa on

It would have been great if Q&A was all in Farsi, but great questions.



It is not over-edited - switch to interpretor's voice in English

by MM on




by yolanda on

A great interview......I have no doubt that Ashtiani was sentenced to be stoned at first.....Larijani defended the stoning in public.....After the whole world has condemned the harsh sentence......IRI acted like the stoning was not the verdict.......I believe Ashtiani's lawyer and her son, Sajjad, more than AN, the pathological liar.....

     Actually I am glad that AN lied that stoning is indicates that Ashtiani will not be stoned! IRI can't stand the bad rap anymore!

Thank you for posting the interview!


OVER edited

by seamorgh on

This is an amazing clip to watch. If you pay attention, the clip is OVER edited. Whenever ahmadinajd wants to make a point, the clip is cut and another question is aired. Someone who understands Farsi could quickly realize this. But poor English speakers are left with what is essentially a propaganda piece. Just as an example, missing in the clip is: 

چگونه می شود ادعا کرد که در ایران نظامی ها حاکم شده اند در حالی که در انتخابات اخیر حدود ۸۵ درصد واجدان شرایط مشارکت داشتند، آیا همه این افراد نظامی هستند؟   بودجه نظامی آمریکا با کل بودجه نظامی جهان برابری می کند و این به آن معناست که ادعای آمریکایی ها از نظامی بودن ایران درست نیست







That was a fair interview

by iamfine on

I really don't know how accurate is all the news that we hear from the west regarding Iran. Apparently AN was able to respond fairly to all the questions that Amanpour was asking in his ABC interview. AN was saying the stoning of Sakineh is not correct and it is the west that is making the story - I am confused

Sargord Pirouz

Remember the time Mahmoud

by Sargord Pirouz on

Remember the time Mahmoud walked out in disgust from an interview by Christiane? That was great.