By Michael Sheridan
Wednesday, May 5th 2010
Is Osama Bin Laden hiding out in Iran? The nation’s controversial leader says he doesn’t know – maybe he’s in D.C.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad deflected the question during an interview with George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning, America.”
“Is Osama Bin Laden in Tehran?” the former “This Week” host asked on Wednesday.
“Your question is laughable,” Ahmadinejad replied.
When pressed, the Iranian president said, “Our position is quite clear. Some journalists have said Bin Laden is in Iran. These words don’t have legal value. Our position towards Afghanistan and against terrorism is quite clear.”
The 53-year-old then suggested he may be in the United States.
“I heard that Osama Bin Laden is in … Washington, D.C.,” he told Stephanopoulos.
“No, you didn’t,” the former Clinton adviser retorted.
Ahmadinejad kept going with the accusation.
“Rest assured that he’s in Washington. I think there’s a high chance he’s there,” he said.
The question of Bin Laden’s location was sparked by a recent documentary that claimed he was living comfortably in Tehran.
A famed falconer named Alan Parrot argues in “Feathered Cocaine” that the terrorist leader – an avid falcon hunter – has been living in Iran since around 2003.
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