Aide: Ahmadinejad Meant There Are 'Not So Many' Gays In Iran As US

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Iran's president was misrepresented by Western media when he was quoted saying there were no gays in Iran, and actually meant there were not so many as in the United States, a presidential aide said on Wednesday.

Addressing New York's Columbia University last month, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad replied to a question about gays in the Islamic Republic saying: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country."

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