After a controversial speech at Columbia University in which Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad now famously said, "Iran doesn't have homosexuals. We do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it but they are wrong." He has now made another seemingly strange comment at an appearance at the King Fahd University of Saudi Arabia. "Iran doesn't have any tyrannical dictators who pursue nuclear weapons under the guise of civilian energy programs and who foment war in Iraq and who want to wipe the Zionist entity off the map. We don't have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it but they are wrong."
According to Ahmadinejad there are a number of other things that also don't exist in Iran. These things include: crying babies, athlete's foot, inclement weather, body odor, splinters, gingivitis, and pistachios.
"Iran also does not have crying babies, athlete's foot, bad weather, body odor, splinters, gingivitis, and pistachios."
Columbia President Lee Bollinger was quick to jump on Ahmadinejad's remarks commenting, "Mr. Ahmadinejad has demonstrated once again that he is not just a liar, but he is also deranged. I have been to Iran myself. I have eaten their pistachios. They are lightly salted and actually quite tasty. The fact that he would claim that they do not exist, well, the world just doesn't need a person who spreads lies like that. If however, he would like to come to Columbia University and engage in an open an honest discussion on the matter, we would love to have him."
In an interesting twist, Bollinger added, "We at Columbia do not invite enemies of the United States to speak at our University and give them a platform to promulgate their distorted and dangerous propaganda to the world. We don't have this phenomenon. I don't know who has told you that we have it, but they are wrong."