Transcript for Iranian President Ahmadinejad to Address UN General Assembly
And now, to the showdown over iran, after president obama's harsh words aimed at iran tuesday. Now, president ahmadinejad aut to take center stage. And jon karl is tracking the latest from the white house. Jon? Reporter: President ahmadinejad has been putting on quite a show in new york. In an interview overnight, he called for an end to what he is calling the american empire. He has done a blizzard of other interviews, predicting the elimination of israel. These are words that taken especially seriously here at the white house and in israel. Because iran is believed to be closer than it has ever been, having the ability to develop nuclear weapons. You heard from the president, a much harsher tone coming from this white house. Saying the time for diplomacy is not unlimited. Amy? Jon karl with the latest from the white house. The race for the white house
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