(KNBC-TV) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a primetime interview Monday that he would not necessarily object to one of his children dating a Jew and insisted that he sees love between people from different backgrounds “as completely acceptable.”

“There are many Jews living in Iran with whom we are very close,” he told Piers Morgan Monday during an appearance on the TV host’s CNN talk show. “There are some Muslims that marry into Jewish families or marry Christians. We have no such problems.”

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