Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited President Bush to speak at an Iranian university if the latter ever traveled to the Islamic Republic, state-run television reported Friday. Ahmadinejad caused an uproar during his visit to New York this week when he spoke at Columbia University. He faced tough questioning and the university's president presented him by saying Ahmadinejad exhibited "all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator."
"If their president plans to travel to Iran, we will allow him to make a speech" at a university, Ahmadinejad told state TV earlier this week before leaving New York to travel to South America.
The comments were aired on state TV Friday, the AP reported.