Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday said his country does not want a military confrontation with the West. "We are not afraid of expressing ourselves, yet we do not seek a military confrontation."
He made the comments in an address to a gathering of Iranian expatriates in Tehran on Monday.
Turning to Iran's nuclear program, the Iranian leader slammed the Western powers for the sanctions and accused them of "hypocrisy," saying they "have more than 20,000 atomic bombs altogether and they still fear Iran for not having one."
He stressed that the West has maintained its double standards on supporting tyrannical systems while pretending to promote democracy around the globe.