10 Questions for Mahmoud Ahmadinedjad

Iran's new President flew to New York City last week, where George W. Bush was lobbying the United Nations to stop Tehran's uranium-enrichment program. From his heavily guarded hotel suite, Ahmadinejad, a blacksmith's son who still drives his 1977 white Peugeot on occasion, spoke with TIME's Adam Zagorin about his nuclear frustrations, the Iraqi insurgency and his wife's home cooking.

SOME AMERICANS CLAIM YOU HELPED HOLD THEM CAPTIVE AT THE U.S. EMBASSY IN TEHRAN MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO. YOU HAVE SAID YOU DID NOT PARTICIPATE, BUT IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO THOSE FORMER HOSTAGES NOW, WHAT WOULD...

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