BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran activist 'snubs White House': "Mr Ganji said he had been invited to discuss the current situation in Iran. The White House declined to comment.
He said he rejected the offer because he believed current US policies could not help promote democracy in Iran.
In a speech last week in Washington DC, he also criticised US policy in Iraq, saying: 'You cannot bring democracy to a country by attacking it'.
He added that the war in Iraq had helped Islamic fundamentalism and hampered the democracy movement in the region."