Ahmadinejad proposes a political experiment in response to a question from Fareed Zakaria. Here's a transcript:
Fareed Zakaria: Before the Arab spring, Iran was widely loved in the Arab world. Polls showed that. In the last poll, Iran's standing has dropped to 14% because I think you are seen as supporting Syria as it brutalized its people. You have the longest serving leader in the Middle East now, except for Oman. The Supreme Leader has been there for decades. Iran's standing in the Middle East has dropped. This is by the objective polls. This is not my opinion.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (through translator): I think if you want to put an end then to all dialogue, we should have an experiment - an objective and practical experiment. President Obama or any European leaders, whoever. Those who claim to be the best, they can come with me. We should go together to any country they wish without any security guards, and we join hands and we go to the streets and then we will wait for people. How they react.
There is no need for any polling. There is no need for any media campaign. And we just wait for the people to show, to see their views and their reactions from Japan to Uruguay, from the United States to Indonesia, from Scandinavia to South Africa. I am ready to do it. President Obama, the German Chancellor, the French president, British prime minister - any of them. Especially in Arab countries. Let's go together. And they can also set the time and determine the place. We go together and we will see how the people react.