Netanyahu's bomb prop 'childish': Ahmadinejad



Tehran: Iran's president on Tuesday sneered at Israeli's presentation at the UN last week, calling the cartoon-style drawing of a bomb held up by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "childish and primitive."

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Israeli's drawing of a red line to urge swifter international action against Iran's nuclear programme was an intellectual insult to UN dignitaries.

"Red line, white line, black line and the like is for children. This is the level of this guy's character," Ahmadinejad said at a news conference in Tehran.

"It was a primitive drawing, an insult to the audience ... It was a very ugly behaviour."

The Iranian president used the packed press conference to accuse Netanyahu of being a war-monger, saying of him: "Whoever talks of war is retarded."

At his speech last week before the UN General Assembly, Netanyahu flashed the diagram of a bomb with a lighted fuse to illustrate progress Iran has made in its nuclear programme, saying the country was approaching a threshold Israel could not tolerate.

PTI