Iran invites Bush to speak at university

September 29, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN (AP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited President Bush to speak at an Iranian university if the American leader 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.
""If their president plans to travel to Iran, we will allow him to make a speech"" at a university, Ahmadinejad told the IRIB earlier this week before leaving New York to travel to South America. He was in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
The comments were aired on Friday and signaled an unusual readiness by Iran to receive an American president after more than a quarter century with no diplomatic ties.