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Ahmadinejad: 'Iran is major force'

20 September 2010 Last updated at 11:51 BST

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has insisted that Iran doesn't want an atomic bomb.

He also challenged the United States to accept that his country has a major role in the world.

The comments came on the first day of his visit to the United States to attend the annual general assembly of the United Nations this week.