Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he still wants to visit Ground Zero next week during his visit to New York City, and he's "amazed" that Americans view his request to visit the site as insulting, according to an interview conducted with CBS News' "60 Minutes."

Asked if he intends to press his request to visit the World Trade Center site, Ahmadinejad tells the news magazine, "Well, it was included in my program. If we have the time and the conditions are conducive, I will try to do that."

He adds, however, that "local officials need to make the necessary coordinations."

"If they can't do that, I won't insist," he says.

Click here to read excerpt from "60 Minutes" interview.