TEHRAN, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said on Monday an alleged plot to kill the Saudi
ambassador to the United States was fabricated by Washington to
cause a rift between Tehran and Saudi Arabia and divert
attention from U.S. economic problems.
"By accusing Iran they are not going to achieve anything,"
Ahmadinejad said in a live interview on Al Jazeera television.
When asked whether he thought Iran and the United States
were on an inevitable "collision course" towards military
conflict, he replied: "I don't think so.
"I think that there are some people in the U.S.
administration who want this to happen but I think there are
wise people in the U.S. administration who know they shouldn't
do such a thing."
(Reporting by Robin Pomeroy; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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