Ahmadinejad: Netanyahu's UN bomb prop 'childish'

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In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. Netanyahu's use of a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb to convey a message over Iran's disputed nuclear program this week, follows in a long and storied tradition of leaders and diplomats using props to make their points at the United Nations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given his review of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cartoon-style visual aid at the United Nations, calling the bomb drawing "childish and primitive."

Ahmadinejad says it was an intellectual insult to the U.N. dignitaries last week when Netanyahu used a marker to draw a "red line" to represent the threshold for international action to halt Iran's nuclear program.

Israel and the U.S. accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies. Netanyahu's prop was quickly dubbed "Bibi's bomb" after his nickname.

Ahmadinejad joked at a news conference Tuesday that Netanyahu's artwork will improve with practice.

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