London Telegraph 
Aug 2, 2010
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has invited Barack Obama, his US counterpart, to face him in a televised one-on-one debate to see who has the best solutions for the world’s problems.
The provocative proposal came as Iran dealt with a new wave of international sanctions – driven by Washington – aimed at pressuring the Islamic Republic over its nuclear programme.
“Toward the end of summer we will hopefully be there for the (UN) General Assembly and I will be ready for one-on-one talks with Mr Obama, in front of the media of course,” Mr Ahmadinejad said in an address broadcast live on state television.
“We are ready to sit down with Mr Obama face-to-face and put the global issues on the table, man-to-man, freely, and in front of the media and see whose solutions are better.”