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Iran / Protest / Ahmadinejad Interview #955240

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 21, 2009
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) A huge anti-government protest in Qum, Iran, following the death of Ayatollah Hossein Montazeri shown.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) An ABC News interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presented. [In Copenhagen, AHMADINEJAD - {thru translator} denies the West's claims about our nuclear issue: that the papers are fabricated & fundamentally not true; states we do not surrender to bullying & sanctions; indicates we will continue dialogue over nuclear programs; reiterates we do not want nuclear bombs; notes there is more freedom in Iran than the US & we have good laws.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Further coverage of the interview on "Nightline" noted.

Sawyer, Diane

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