Ahmadinejad: US Leaders Should Be 'Buried'

Today is a not-on-his-meds day
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2010 10:21 AM CDT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves as he leaves after he awarded Iran's highest national medal to Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, in a ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.   (Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has had it with what he says are US threats to his nuclear program, today calling for American leaders to be buried. "May the undertaker bury you, your table and your body, which has soiled the world," said the Iranian leader, ratcheting up the rhetoric with what the AP calls deeply offensive language.

Ahmadinejad's statement was largely met with chuckles and applause from the audience of military members and clerics, the AP notes. He also reiterated his earlier claim that the US orchestrated the 9/11 attacks as means of manufacturing an excuse to dominate the Middle East and its oil.

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