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Sacha Baron Cohen: I want Seacrest's jacket

Sacha Baron Cohen wants Ryan Seacrest to return a jacket that is the "property of North Korea".

The comedian has been making headlines recently - answering questions in character as General Aladeen from his new film The Dictator.

The oppressive ruler of fictional Republic of Wadiya famously poured what he claimed were the ashes of North Korean dictator of Kim Jong-il over TV presenter Ryan at the Oscars earlier this year.

Now Aladeen has ordered Ryan to hand over the clothing he was wearing during the incident.

"I was showing [Ryan Seacrest] that it was from South Korea, the urn was made from South Korea. I lift it up and then it accidentally fall on him," he said, according to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

"But now you know that jacket is property of North Korea. So Seacrest better give it back."

The dictator also shared his thoughts on politics.

When asked who he would support in the 2012 US Presidential race, he opted for Republican businessman Mitt Romney. Aladeen believes he has the "makings of a great dictator".

"He is incredibly wealthy but pays no taxes. And it's not much of a leap to go from firing people to firing squads. And from putting pets on the top of a car to putting political dissidents on the top of them," he said.

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