Iranian women stand in line to cast their votes in the presidential election, at the Masoumeh shrine in Qum, about 120 kms south of Tehran, Friday, June 12, 2009. The election follows a hotly contested campaign pitting current president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against leading challenger and reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, amongst others. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
CAIRO (AP) - Iran's president is quoted by an Arabic satellite channel as saying he offers friendship to the U.S.
However, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also taunted Washington by saying
he does not fear an attack by the U.S. because it could not even defeat a small army in Iraq, according to Al Jazeera television.
The station aired an interview with Ahmadinejad Sunday in Arabic translation from the original Farsi.
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