The apparently sarcastic quip came during an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos as Ahmadinejad responded to a claim in new documentary "Feathered Cocaine" that bin Laden has been living comfortably in Tehran, Iran, for years.
"Your question is laughable," Ahmadinejad said with a smile. "Our position is quite clear. Some journalists have said bin Laden is in Iran. These words don't have legal value. Our position towards Afghanistan and against terrorism is quite clear... I don't know such a thing. You are giving news which is very strange.
"I heard that Osama bin Laden is in Washington, D.C.," he added.
When that remark was challenged, Ahmadinejad pressed further.
"Yes, I did. He's there. Because he was a previous partner of Mr. Bush. They were colleagues in fact in the old days. You know that. They were in the oil business together. They worked together," he said.
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