The U.S. delegation walked out during the U.N. address of Iranian
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling its anti-Semitism "abhorrent."
Ahmadinejad accused a shadowy Western conspiracy of being behind the
slave trade, both world wars, economic disparity and godlessness.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad triggered a mass exodus from the
U.N. General Assembly's chamber Thursday with a combative speech that
blasted the United States and other Western powers and questioned
whether Islamist terrorists were behind the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The Iranian leader, known for his bomb-throwing rhetoric, used his
allotted 15 minutes before the world body to blame the West for a list
of ills throughout history, from slavery to the two world wars and the
global economic crisis.
He also criticized the Obama administration for killing Osama bin
Laden, suggesting that the al-Qaeda leader could have been the star
witness at a trial that would reveal the true culprits behind the
attacks on New York and Washington.
His words sent diplomats streaming for the exits, starting with the
U.S. delegation and followed by dozens of Europeans and others. More
than a third of the General Assembly seats were empty by the time
Ahmadinejad finished speaking, to polite applause.
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... slammed the United States, Israel, and the West, accusing them of
provoking wars, promoting global discord and spreading
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'U.S. Too Incompetent to Run World'
... speech on Thursday angered a number of world leaders, especially
the delegates from the United States, who walked out of the General
Assembly while Ahmadinejad soliloquized.
... alleged that the United States was and still is an imperialist,
Zionist oppressor responsible for many of the world's wars.
He also attacked NATO as a whole, alleging that the organization is a
war-mongering hegemony that is responsible for causing more misery
than it has abated. This, in a way, was actually his most salient
point. He cited the fact that NATO and the United States are spending
significantly more money on each of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and
Libya than they are on humanitarian disasters such as the famine in
What Ahmadinejad didn't address, however, was Iran's record on the
same humanitarian issues that he used to attack the United States.
Iran actually is a significant contributor to Somalia, and has so far
provided more than $25 million in aid and set up a camp in Mogadishu.
The United States has also pledge a significant amount to Somalia, but
under the provision that the aid not be sent to any region controlled
by rebel group al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is an al-Qaeda backed rebel
group that controls most of the six areas in Somalia where famine has
been officially declared.
Prime Minister David Cameron launched a personal attack on Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad on Thursday minutes after the Iranian leader's anti-West
speech caused a mass walkout.
In typically-florid prose, Ahmadinejad's 20-minute speech bemoaned the
world's inequities of wealth and power.
.. he posed a series of rhetorical questions which implicitly posited
that the United States is at the root of the world's ills due to its
foreign policy decisions.
The (Israeli) Foreign Ministry issued a statement following the speech
saying Ahmadinejad once again "brought a message of hostility towards
the family of nations as well as threats to global peace and
The statement said Iran's disdain for the international community is clear ...
White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force
One that he "found it rich" that Mr Ahmadinejad would criticise US
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am grateful to the Almighty Allah who granted me, once more, the
opportunity to appear before this world assembly. I have the pleasure
to express my sincere thanks to H.E. Joseph Deiss, president of the
sixty-fifth session for his tremendous efforts during his tenure. I
also would like to congratulate H.E Nassir Abdulaziz AI-Nasser on his
election as the president of sixty-sixth session of the General
Assembly and wish him all success.
Let me seize the moment to pay tribute to all those who lost their
lives in the past year, particularly to the victims of the tragic
famine in Somalia and the devastating flood in Pakistan and especially
the earthquake and the ensuing explosions in the nuclear power plant
in Japan. I urge everyone to intensify their assistance and aid to the
affected populations in these countries.
Over the past years, I spoke about different global issues, and the
need to introduce fundamental changes in the current international
Today, considering the international developments, I will try to
analyze the present situation from a different angle. As you all know
the dominance and superiority of human beings over other creatures,
lie in the very nature and the truth of humankind which is a divine
gift and a manifestation of the divine spirit including: faith in God,
who is the ever-lasting creator and planner of the entire universe.
Showing compassion to others, generosity, justice-seeking, and having
integrity both in words and in deeds.
The quest for dignity to reach the pinnacles of perfection, the
aspiration to elevate one's material and spiritual status, and the
longing to realize liberty; Defying oppression, corruption, and
discrimination in trying to support the oppressed; Seeking happiness,
and lasting prosperity and security for all.
These are some of the manifestations of common divine and human
attributes which can clearly be seen in the historical aspirations of
human beings as reflected in the heritage of our search for art and
literary works both in prose and poetry, and in the socio-cultural and
political movements of human beings in the course of history.
All divine prophets and social reformers invited human beings to tread
on this righteous path. God has given dignity to humankind to elevate
his status to assume his successor role on Earth.
It is vividly clear that despite all historical achievements,
including creation of the United-Nations, which was a product of
untiring struggles and efforts of free-minded and justice-seeking
individuals as well as the international cooperation, human societies
are yet far from fulfilling their noble desires and aspirations.
Most nations of the world are unhappy with the current international
circumstances. And despite the general longing and aspiration to
promote peace, progress, and fraternity, wars, mass-murder, widespread
poverty, and socioeconomic and political crises continue to infringe
upon the rights and sovereignty of nations, leaving behind irreparable
Approximately, three billion people of the world live on less than 2.5
dollars a day, and over a billion people live without having even one
sufficient meal on a daily basis. Forty-percent of the poorest world
populations only share five percent of the global income, while twenty
percent of the richest people share seventy-five percent of the total
More than twenty thousand innocent and destitute children die every
day in the world because of poverty. In the United States, eighty
percent of financial resources are controlled by ten percent of its
population, while only twenty percent of these resources belong to the
ninety percent of the population.
What are the causes and reasons behind these inequalities? How can
bone remedy such injustice?
The rulers of the global management circles divide the social life
from ethics and spirituality while claiming the situation is the
outcome of the pursuit of the path of divine prophets or the
vulnerability of nations or the ill performance of a few groups or
individuals. They claim that only their views and approaches can save
the human society.
Wouldn't you think that the root cause of the problems must be sought
in the prevailing international order, or the way the world is
governed? I would like to draw your kind attention to the following
Who abducted forcefully tens of millions of people from their homes in
Africa and other regions of the world during the dark period of
slavery, making them a victim of their materialistic greed?
Who imposed colonialism for over four centuries upon this world?
Who occupied lands and massively plundered resources of other nations,
destroyed talents, and alienated languages, cultures and identities of
Who triggered the first and second world wars, that left seventy
millions killed and hundreds of millions injured or homeless. Who
created the wars in Korean peninsula and in Vietnam?
Who imposed, through deceits and hypocrisy, the Zionism and over sixty
years of war, homelessness, terror and mass murder on the Palestinian
people and on countries of the region?
Who imposed and supported for decades military dictatorship and
totalitarian regimes on Asian, African, and Latin American nations?
Who used nuclear bomb against defenseless people, and stockpiled
thousands of warheads in their arsenals?
Whose economies rely on waging wars and selling arms?
Who provoked and encouraged Saddam Hussein to invade and impose an
eight-year war on Iran, and who assisted and equipped him to deploy
chemical weapons against our cities and our people?
Who used the mysterious September 11 incident as a pretext to attack
Afghanistan and Iraq , killing, injuring, and displacing millions in
two countries with the ultimate goal of bringing into its domination
the Middle East and its oil resources?
Who nullified the Breton Woods system by printing trillions of dollars
without the backing of gold reserves or equivalent currency? A move
that triggered inflation worldwide and was intended to prey on the
economic gains of other nations?
Which country's military spending exceeds annually a thousand billion
dollars, more than the military budgets of all countries of the world
Which governments are the most indebted ones in the world?
Who dominates the policy-making establishments of the world economy?
Who are responsible for the world economic recession, and are imposing
the consequences on America, Europe and the world in general?
Which governments are always ready to drop thousands of bombs on other
countries, but ponder and hesitate to provide aid to famine-stricken
people in Somalia or in other places?
Who are the ones dominating the Security Council which is ostensibly
responsible for safeguarding the international security?
There exist tens of other similar questions. Of course, the answers are clear.
The majority of nations and governments of the world have had no role
in the creation of the current global crises, and as a matter of fact,
they were themselves the victims of such policies.
It is as lucid as daylight that the same slave masters and colonial
powers that once instigated the two world wars have caused widespread
misery and disorder with far-reaching effects across the globe since
Dear Colleagues and Friends;
Do these arrogant powers really have the competence and ability to run
or govern the world. Is it acceptable that they call themselves the
sole defender of freedom, democracy, and human rights, while they
militarily attack and occupy other countries?
Can the flower of democracy blossom from NATO's missiles, bombs and guns?
Ladies and Gentlemen;
If some European countries still use the Holocaust, after six decades,
as the excuse to pay fine or ransom to the Zionists, should it not be
an obligation upon the slave masters or colonial powers to pay
reparations to the affected nations?
If the damage and losses of the period of slavery and colonialism were
indeed compensated, what would happen to the manipulators and
behind-the-scene political powers in the United States and in Europe?
Would there remain any gaps between the North and the South?
If only half of military expenditures of the United States and its
allies in NATO was shifted to help solve the economic problems in
their own countries, would they be witnessing any symptom of the
What would happen, if the same amount was allocated to poor nations?
What is the justification for the presence of hundreds of US military
and intelligence bases in different parts of the world, including 268
bases in Germany, 124 in Japan, 87 in South Korea, 83 in Italy, 45 in
the United Kingdom, and 21 in Portugal? Does this mean anything other
than military occupation?
Don't the bombs deployed in the said bases undermine the security of
The main question is the quest for the root cause of such attitudes.
The prime reason should be sought in the beliefs and tendencies of the
establishment. An assembly of people in contradiction with the inner
human instincts and disposition who also have no faith in God and in
the path of the divine prophets, replace their lust for power and
materialistic ends with heavenly values.
To them, only power and wealth prevail, and every attempt must bring
into focus these sinister goals.
Oppressed nations have no hope to restore or protect their legitimate
rights against these powers. These powers seek their progress,
prosperity and dignity through imposing poverty, humiliation and
annihilation to others.
They consider themselves superior to others, enjoying special
privileges and concessions. They have no respect for others and easily
violate the rights of all nations and governments.
They proclaim themselves as the indisputable custodians of all
governments and nations through intimidation, recourse to threat and
force, and abuse the international mechanisms. They simply break all
the internationally recognized regulations.
They insist on imposing their lifestyle and beliefs on others. They
officially support racism. They weaken countries through military
intervention, and destroy their infrastructures, in order to plunder
their resources by making them all the more dependent.
They sow the seeds of hate and hostility among nations and people of
different pursuits, in order to prevent them from fulfilling their
goals of development and progress.
All cultures, identities, lives, values and wealth of nations, women,
youth, families as well as the wealth of nations are sacrificed to
their imperialistic tendencies and their inclination to enslave and
Hypocrisy and deceit are allowed in order to secure their interests
and imperialistic goals. Drug- trafficking and killing of innocent
human beings are also allowed in pursuit of such diabolic goals.
Despite NATO's presence in the occupied Afghanistan, there has been a
dramatic increase in the production of illicit drugs there.
They tolerate no question or criticism, and instead of presenting a
reason for their violations, they always put themselves in the
position of a claimant. By using their imperialistic media network
which is under the influence of colonialism they threaten anyone who
questions the Holocaust and the September 11 event with sanctions and
Last year, when the need to form a fact-finding team to undertake a
thorough investigation concerning the hidden elements involved in
September 11 incident was brought up; an idea also endorsed by all
independent governments and nations as well as by the majority in the
United States, my country and myself came under pressure and threat by
the government of the United States.
Instead of assigning a fact-finding team, they killed the main
perpetrator and threw his body into the sea.
Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring
to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the
elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to
attack the twin world trade towers?
Why should it not have been allowed to bring him to trial to help
recognize those who launched terrorist groups and brought wars and
other miseries into the region?
Is there any classified information that must be kept secret?
They view Zionism as a sacred notion and ideology. Any question
concerning its very foundation and history is condemned by them as an
However they endorse and allow sacrileges and insult against beliefs
of other divine religions.
Dear Colleagues and Friends;
Real freedom, justice" dignity, well being, and lasting security are
the rights of all nations. These values can neither be achieved by
reliance on the current inefficient system of world governance, nor
through the invasion of the world by arrogant powers and the gun
barrels of NATO forces.
These values could only be realized through independence and
recognition of others' rights and through harmony and cooperation.
Is there any way to address the problems and challenges besetting the
world by using the prevailing international mechanisms and tools to
help humanity achieve the long-standing aspiration of peace, security
All those who tried to introduce reforms whilst preserving the
existing norms and tendencies have failed. The valuable efforts made
by the Non-Aligned movement and Group 77 and GrouplS as well as by
some prominent individuals have failed to bring fundamental changes.
Governance and management of the world require fundamental reforms.
What should be done now?
Dear Colleagnes and Friends;
Efforts must be made with a firm resolve and through collective
cooperation to map out a new plan, on the basis of principles and the
very foundation of universal human values such as Monotheism, justice,
freedom, love and the quest for happiness.
The idea of creation of the United Nations remains a great and
historical achievement of mankind. Its importance must be appreciated
and its capacities must be used to the extent possible for our noble
We should not allow this organization which is the reflection of the
collective will and shared aspiration of the community of nations, to
deviate from its main course and play into the hands of the world
Conducive ground must be prepared to ensure collective participation
and involvement of nations in an effort to promote lasting peace and
Shared and collective management of the world must be achieved in its
true sense, and based on the underlying principles enshrined in the
international law. Justice must serve as the criterion and the basis
for all international decisions and actions.
All of us should acknowledge the fact that there is no other way than
the shared and collective management of the world in order to put an
end to the present disorders, tyranny, and discriminations worldwide.
This is indeed the sole way to prosperity and welfare of human society
which is an established and vivid truth.
While acknowledging the above truth, one should note that
acknowledgement alone is not enough. We must believe in it and spare
no effort toward its realization.
Dear Colleagues and Friends;
Shared and collective management of the world is the legitimate right
of all nations, and we as their representatives, have an obligation to
defend their rights. Although some powers continuously try to
frustrate all international efforts aimed at promoting collective
cooperation, we must, however, strengthen our belief in achieving the
perceived goal of establishing a shared and collective cooperation to
run the world.
The United Nations was created to make effective participation of all
nations in international decision-making processes, possible. We all
know that this goal has not yet been fulfilled because of the absence
of justice in the current management structures and mechanisms of the
The composition of the Security Council is unjust and inequitable.
Therefore, changes including the restructuring of the United Nations
are considered the basic demands of the nations that must be addressed
by the General Assembly.
During last year session, I emphasized the importance of this issue
and called for the designation of the current decade as the decade of
shared and collective Global Management.
I would like to reiterate again my proposal. I am sure that through
international cooperation, diligence and efforts by committed world
leaders and governments and through insisting on the realization of
justice and the support of all other nations, we can expedite the
building of a common bright future.
This movement is certainly on its rightful path of creation, ensuring
a promising future for humanity. A future that will be built when
humanity initiates to trend the path of the divine prophets and the
righteous under the leadership of Imam al-Mahdi, the Ultimate Savior
of mankind and the inheritor to all divine messengers and leaders and
to the pure generation of our great Prophet.
The creation of a supreme and ideal society with the arrival of a
perfect human being who is a true and sincere lover of all human
beings, is the guaranteed promise of Allah.
He will come alongside with Jesus Christ to lead the freedom and
justice lovers to eradicate tyranny and discrimination, and promote
knowledge, peace, justice freedom and love across the world. He will
present to every single individual all the beauties of the world and
all good things which bring happiness for humankind.
Today nations have been awakened. With the increase in public
awareness,they no longer succumb to oppressions and discriminations.
The world is now witnessing more than ever, the widespread awakening
in Islamic lands, in Asia, Europe, and America. These movements are
ever expanding their spirit everyday and influence the pursuit of the
realization of justice, freedom and the creation of a better tomorrow.
Our great nation stands ready to join hands with other nations to
march on this beautiful path in harmony and in line with the shared
aspirations of mankind.
Let us salute love, freedom, justice, wisdom, and the bright future
that awaits humankind.