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Mr Controversial

There’s been no holding back by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over the past week… he used the UN General Assembly in New York to air his controversial views on subjects from the holocaust to homosexuality, and Syria to Israel.

Yalda Hakim hosts a special edition of Dateline from New York looking at the firestorm of international outrage it’s unleashed.

She’s on the streets for rowdy protests against his regime, and she hears from the city’s Jewish community, who ask how he’s allowed to enter the United States at all.

And when Ahmadinejad speaks at the summit, US and Israeli delegates walk out… both countries delivering a severe warning to Iran over its nuclear plans.

But what do the Iranians make of the hostility? In a special Dateline interview, Yalda puts the question to the country’s Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, who accuses the US of a double standard on nuclear issues.

WATCH - Click to see Yalda's report from New York and her interview with Iran's Foreign Minister.

BIOGRAPHY - Read more about Ahmadinejad's life and career.

AHMADINEJAD INTERVIEW - Watch his interview with CNN that's caused so much controversy.

Photos: AAP

On air: 2nd October 2012

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