NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama says it was offensive and "hateful" for Iran's leader to rehash conspiracy theories about 9-11 in his U.N. speech.
The president was commenting in an interview with BBC Persian Television. His remarks were relayed by the White House.
In his speech, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) suggested it's worth investigating allegations that "some segments within the U.S. government" orchestrated the attacks in a bid to aid Israel. His remarks prompted a walkout by the U.S. delegation and others.
According to the White House, Obama told the BBC, "For him to make a statement like that was inexcusable."
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