Iranian president expresses incapability of capitalism at UN

17:35, September 24, 2010      

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Capitalism has proved to be unable to provide appropriate solutions to the problems of societies, Mahmood Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, said here Thursday.

Addressing the general debate of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, Ahmadinejad said that "the lust for capital and domination replaced monotheism which is the gate to love and unity. "

"The widespread clash of the egoist with the divine values gave way to slavery and colonialism," he said, noting that "a large portion of the world came under the domination of a few western States."

In his speech, the president pointed out that the old goals of colonialists and the slave masters are pursued "with a new facade, with terrorism, illicit drugs, poverty and increasing social gaps" and the "proliferation and stockpiling of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons" that expanded.

This is putting the world under a big threat, he said.

According to Ahmadinejad, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, though condemned by all governments and known figures, brought terrorism as a new propaganda machine into full force.

"It was said that some 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, for which we are all very saddened. Yet, up until now, in Afghanistan and Iraq hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions wounded and displaced and the conflict is still going on and expanding," he said.

Examining the ones responsible for the attack, the Iranian president touched on three viewpoints:

A "very powerful and complex terrorist group" was able to " successfully cross all layers of the American intelligence and security" carried out the attack, which was the viewpoint advocated by the American statesman.

Or that "some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime," agreed upon by the majority of the American people and other nations and politicians.

Thirdly, people believed the attacks were carried out by a terrorist group, but that the American government supported and took advantage of the situation, a viewpoint that has "fewer proponents," he said.

After the president's notes on the attacks of the Twin Towers, the spokesman of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Mark Kornblau, walked out of the plenary meeting in protest against the statement by the Iranian president.

Kornblau left a statement noting that "rather than representing the aspirations and goodwill of the Iranian people, Ahmadinejad has yet again chosen to spout vile conspiracy theories and anti- Semitic slurs that are as abhorrent and delusional as they are predictable."

Ahmadinejad also announced that next year Iran will host a conference to study terrorism and the means to confront it.

Touching on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, its "unambiguous proposition is the return of the Palestinian refugees to their home land and the reference to the vote of the people of Palestine to exercise their sovereignty and decide on the type of governance," the Iranian president noted.

He also said that "nuclear energy is clean and cheap and a heavenly gift which is amongst the most suitable alternatives to cut the pollutions emanating from fossil fuels."

"The nuclear bomb is the worst inhumane weapon which must totally be eliminated," he added.

Ahmadinejad, however, said that some of the permanent members of the Security Council and nuclear bomb holders "have equated nuclear energy with the nuclear bomb" and "have distanced this energy from the reach of most of nations by establishing monopolies and pressuring the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA)."

"The UN is the key center for coordinating the common global management," he said, adding that the veto privilege should be revoked and that the General Assembly should be the highest body with the secretary-general as its most independent official.

Iran "stands clear to participate actively and constructively in this process," he said.

He also announced that "the occupation of other countries under the pretext of freedom and democracy is an unforgivable crime," and therefore needs to be governed by virtuous people like the Divine Prophets, he said.

The president also addressed the regulations of the IAEA, pointing out that Iran has never submitted to illegally imposed pressures nor will they ever do so.

"The domineering methods in managing the world have failed," he said.

"Iran stands ready for a serious and free debate with U.S. President Barack Obama, to express our transparent views on issues of importance to the world in this very venue," he said.

"Reforming the world's affairs and bringing about tranquillity and prosperity requires the participation of all, pure thoughts and the divine and humane management," he said.

"Freedom is a divine right that should serve peace and human perfection," Ahmadinejad added.

Source: Xinhua


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