Iran's firebrand President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told an audience at a top US university that there were no gays in Iran as he skirted around a question about the treatment of homosexuals in his country.
At the start of a hugely controversial visit to the United States, the alleged Holocaust denier who has been accused of backing terrorism tried to reach out to a sceptical US press and public.
"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country," Mr Ahmadinejad said to howls and boos among the Columbia University audience.
"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don't know who has told you that we have it," he said.
Mr Ahmadinejad was challenged during his appearance on Amnesty International figures that suggested that 200 people had been executed in Iran so far this year, among them homosexuals.
És a dir, més que no haver-n'hi és que no en queden.