Peres: Ahmadinejad is a ”joke”
Israeli President Shimon Peres, in a radio interview on Monday, called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a "joke" and added the Iranian leader appeared to worship "the bomb more than he's worshipping the God in heaven."
Peres told U.S. National Public Radio that a united front by the international community could stop Iran from obtaining nuclear arms.
Peres said Ahmadinejad was "an unbelievable joke", adding the Iranian president "claims he's religious." "My impression is that in his eyes the nuclear bomb is higher than Allah, than the God in heaven. He's worshipping the bomb more than he's worshipping the God in heaven," Peres said.
According to Peres, Iran has high unemployment and inflation. "All the attention is about the bomb, but people cannot live on a bomb," he said.