UN Address by H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Tony Gosling tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Fri Sep 24 14:12:14 BST 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Ahmadinejad's UN Speech FULL TEXT transcript
General Assembly of the United Nations
General Debate: 65th Session

As in past years, the U.S. delegation had discussed beforehand with 
Europeans too and staged a walk out during Ahmadinejad's speech.
Shame on them.



  Address by  H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

  President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  Before the
  65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  New York  - 23 September 2010
622 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017

  Mr. President,


  Ladies and Gentlemen,

  I am grateful to the Almighty God who granted me the opportunity to appear

  before this world assembly once again. I wish to begin by 
commemorating those who

  lost their lives in the horrible flood in Pakistan and express my 
heartfelt sympathy

  with the families who lost their loved ones as well as with the 
people and the

  government of Pakistan. I urge everyone to assist their fellow men 
and women as a

  humane duty.

  Let me thank H.E. Mr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, the President of the he sixty-

  fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly, for all his 
efforts during his

  tenure. I also would like to congratulate H.E. Mr. Joseph Deiss, 
the President of the

  sixty-fifth session ofthe United Nations General Assembly and wish 
him all success.

  In the past years, I spoke to you about some of the hopes and concerns,

  including family crises, security, human dignity, world economy, 
climate change as

  well as the aspiration forjustice and lasting peace.

After about one hundred years of domination, the system of Capitalism and the

  existing world order has proved to be unable to provide appropriate 
solution to the

  problems of societies, thus coming to an end. I shall try to 
examine the two main

  causes ofthis failure and picture some features of the ideal future order.

  A) Attitudes and Beliefs

  As you are well aware, the divine prophets had the mission to call 
everyone to

  monotheism, love and justice and show mankind the path to 
prosperity. They invite

  men to contemplation and knowledge in order to better appreciate 
the truth and to

  avoid atheism and egoism. The very nature of the message of all 
prophets is one and

  the same. Every messenger endorsed the messenger before him and 
gave glad tidings

  about the prophet to come, and presented a more complete version of 
the religion in

  accordance with the capacity of the man at the time. This continued 
up to the last

  messenger of God who presented the perfect and all inclusive religion.

  In opposition to that, the egotist and the greedy stood up against 
this clear call,

  revolting against the message.

  Nimrod countered Hazrat Abraham, Pharaoh countered Hazrat Moses and the

  greedy countered Hazrat Jesus Christ and Hazrat Mohammad (Peace be upon them

  all). In the recent centuries, the human ethics and values have 
been rejected as a cause

  for backwardness. They were even portrayed as opposing wisdom and science

  because of the earlier infliction on man by the proclaimers of 
religion in the dark ages

  ofthe West

  Man's disconnection from Heaven detached him from his true self.

  Man with his potentials for understanding the secrets of the 
universe, his instinct

  for seeking truth, his aspirations for justice and perfection, his 
quest for beauty and

  purity and his capacity to represent God on earth was reduced to a 
creature limited to

  the materialistic world with a mission to maximize individualistic 
pleasures. Human

  instinct, then, replaced true human nature.

  Human beings and nations were considered rivals and the happiness of an

  individual or a nation was defined in collision with, and 
elimination or suppression of

  others. Constructive evolutionary cooperation was replaced with a 
destructive struggle

  for survival.

  The lust for capital and domination replaced monotheism which is 
the gate to love

  and unity.

  This widespread clash of the egoist with the divine values gave way 
to slavery and

  colonialism. A large portion of the world came under the domination 
of a few western

  States. Tens of millions of people were taken to slavery and tens 
of millions of

  families were shattered as a result. All the resources, the rights 
and the cultures of the

  colonized nations were plundered. Lands were occupied and the 
indigenous people

  were humiliated and mass- murdered.

  Yet, nations rose up, colonialism was alienated and the 
independence of the nations

  was recognized. Thus, the hope for respect, prosperity and security 
was revived

  amongst nations. In the beginning of the past century nice talks 
about freedom,

human rights and democracy created hopes for healing the deep wounds 
of the past.

Today, however, not only those dreams are not realized, but memories, 
even at times

worse than before, have been recorded.

  As a result of the two World Wars, the occupation of Palestine, the 
Korean and the

Vietnam's Wars, the Iraqi war against Iran, the occupation of 
Afghanistan and Iraq as

well as many wars in Africa, hundreds of millions of people were 
killed, wounded or


  Terrorism, illicit drugs, poverty and the social gaps increased. 
The dictatorial and

coup d'etat governments in Latin America committed unprecedented 
crimes with the

support ofthe West.

  Instead of disarmament, the proliferation and stockpiling of 
nuclear, biological and

chemical weapons expanded, putting the world under a bigger threat. 
As a result, the

very same old goals of colonialists and the slave masters were, this 
time round,

pursued with a new facade.

B) The Global Management and Ruling Structures

  The League of Nations and, then, the United Nations were 
established with the

promise to bring about peace, security and the realization of human 
rights, which in

fact meant a global management.

  One can analyze the current governance of the world by examining 
three events:

  First, the event of the II September 2001 which has affected the 
whole world for

almost a decade.

  All of a sudden, the news of the attack on the twin towers was 
broadcast using

numerous footages of the incident.

  Almost all governments and known figures strongly condemned this incident.

  But then a propaganda machine came into full force; it was implied 
that the whole

world was exposed to a huge danger, namely terrorism, and that the 
only way to save

the world would be to deploy forces into Afghanistan.

  Eventually Afghanistan, and shortly thereafter Iraq were occupied.

  Please take note:

  It was said that some three thousand people were killed on the 11 
th September 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.

  In identifying those responsible for the attack, there were three 

  1- That a very powerful and complex terrorist group, able to 
successfully cross

all layers of the American intelligence and security, carried out the attack.

  This is the main viewpoint advocated by American statesmen.

  2- 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.

  The majority of the American people as well as other nations and 
politicians agree

with this view.

  3- It was carried out by a terrorist group but the American 
government supported

and took advantage of the situation. Apparently, this viewpoint has 
fewer proponents.

  The main evidence linking the incident was a few passports found in the huge

volume of rubble and a video of an individual whose place of domicile 
was unknown

but it was announced that he had been involved in oil deals with some American

officials. It was also covered up and said that due to the explosion 
and fire no trace of

the suicide attackers was found.

  There remain, however, a few questions to be answered:

  1- Would it not have been sensible that first a thorough 
investigation should have

been conducted by independent groups to conclusively identify the 
elements involved

in the attack and then map out a rational plan to take measures against them?

  2- Assuming the viewpoint of the American government, is it 
rational to launch a

classic war through widespread deployment of troops that led to the 
death of hundreds

of thousands ofpeople to counter a terrorist group?

  3- Was it not possible to act the way Iran countered the Riggi 
terrorist group who

killed and wounded 400 innocent people in Iran. In the Iranian 
operation no innocent

person was hurt.

  It is proposed that the United Nations set up an independent 
fact-finding group for

the event of the II September so that in the future expressing views 
about it is not


  . I wish to announce here that next year the Islamic Republic of 
Iran will host a

conference to study terrorism and the means to confront it. I invite 
officials, scholars,

thinkers, researchers and research institutes of all countries to 
attend this conference.

Second, is the occupation of the Palestinian territories

  The oppressed people of Palestine have lived under the rule of an occupying

regime for 60 years, been deprived of freedom, security and the right to self-

determination, while the occupiers are given recognition. On a daily 
basis, the houses

are being destroyed over the heads of innocent women and children. People are

deprived of water, food and medicine in their own homeland. The Zionists have

imposed five all-out wars on the neighboring countries and on the 
Palestinian people.

  The Zionists committed the most horrible crimes against the 
defenseless people in

the wars against Lebanon and Gaza.

  The Zionist regime attacked a humanitarian flotilla in a blatant 
defiance of all

international norms and kills the civilians.

  This regime which enjoys the absolute support of some western 
countries regularly

threatens the countries in the region and continues publicly 
announced assassination

of Palestinian figures and others, while Palestinian defenders and 
those opposing this

regime are pressured, labeled as terrorists and anti Semites. All 
values, even the

freedom of expression, in Europe and in the United States are being 
sacrificed at the

altar of Zionism.

  Solutions are doomed to fail because the right of the Palestinian 
people is not taken

into account.

  Would we have witnessed such horrendous crimes if instead of recognizing the

occupation, the sovereign right ofthe Palestinian people had been recognized?

  Our unambiguous proposition is the return ofthe 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.

Third, is the nuclear energy

  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 Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) allows all member States to use nuclear

energy without limits and the International Atomic Energy Agency is 
mandated to

provide member States with technical and legal support.

  The nuclear bomb is the worst inhumane weapon and which must totally be

eliminated. The NPT prohibits its development and stockpiling and 
calls for nuclear


  Nonetheless, note what some of the permanent members of the Security Council

and nuclear bomb holders have done:

  They 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 IAEA. While at the same time, they have continued to maintain, expand and

upgrade their own nuclear arsenals.

This has entailed the following:

  Not only the nuclear disarmament has not been realized but also 
nuclear bombs

have been proliferated in some regions, including by the occupying 
and intimidating

Zionist regime.

  I would like here to propose that the year 20 II be proclaimed the 
year of nuclear

disarmament and "Nuclear Energy for all, Nuclear Weapons for None".

  In all these cases the United Nations has been unable to take any 
effective course

of action. Unfortunately, in the decade proclaimed as the 
"International Decade for the

Culture of Peace" hundreds of thousands were killed and injured as a 
result of war,

aggression and occupation, and hostilities and antagonism increased.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

  Very recently the world witnessed the ugly and inhumane act of 
burning the Holy


  The Holy Quran is the Divine Book and the eternal miracle ofthe 
Prophet oflslam.

It calls for worshipping the One God, justice, compassion toward people,

development and progress, reflection and thinking, defending the oppressed and

resisting against the oppressors; and it names with respect the 
previous Messengers of

God, like Noah, Abraham, Isaaq, Joseph, Moses and Jesus Christ (Peace be Upon

them all) and endorses them.. They burned Quran to bum all these 
truths and good

udgments. However, the truth could not be burned. Quran is eternal 
because God and

truth are everlasting. This act and any other act which widens the 
gap and distances

between nations is evil. We should wisely avoid playing into the 
hands of Satan. On

behalf of the Iranian nation I pay respect to all Divine Books and 
their followers. This

is the Quran and this is the Bible. I pay respect to both ofthem.

Esteemed Friends,

  For years the inefficiency of the capitalism and the existing world 
management and

structures has been exposed and the majority of States and nations 
have been on a

quest for fundamental changes and for the prevalence ofjustice in 
global relations.

  The cause of the United Nation's ineptitude is in its unjust 
structure. Major power

is monopolized in the Security Council due to the veto privilege, and 
the main pillar

ofthe Organization, namely the General Assembly, is marginalized.

  In the past several decades, at least one of the permanent members 
of the Security

Council has always been a party to the disputes.

  The veto advantage grants impunity to aggression and occupation; How could,

therefore, one expect competence while both the judge and the 
prosecutor are a party

to the dispute?

  Had Iran enjoyed veto privilege, would the Security Council and the IAEA

Director General have taken the same position in the nuclear issue?

Dear Friends,

  The United Nations is the key center for coordinating the common global

management. Its structure needs to be reformed in a manner that all 

States and nations be able to participate in the global governance 
actively and


  The veto privilege should be revoked and the General Assembly should be the

highest body and the Secretary-General should be the most independent 
official and

all his positions and activities should be taken with the approval of 
the General

Assembly and should be directed towards promoting justice and eliminating


  The Secretary-General should not come under pressure from powers and/or the

country hosting the Organization for his stating the truth and 
administration ofjustice.

  It is suggested that the General Assembly should, within one year and in the

framework of an extraordinary session, finalize the reformation of 
the Organization's


  The Islamic Republic of Iran has clear suggestions in this regard 
and stands ready

to participate actively and constructively in the process.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

  I announce clearly that the occupation of other countries under the 
pretext of

freedom and democracy is an unforgivable crime.

  The world needs the logic of compassion and justice and inclusive 

instead oflogic offorce, domination, unilateralism, war and intimidation.

  The world needs to be governed by virtuous people like the Divine Prophets.

  The two vast geographical spheres, namely Africa and Latin America, 
have gone

through historic developments during the past decades. The new 
approaches in these

two continents, which are based on increasing level of integration 
and unity as well as

on localizing the growth and development models, have born 
considerable fruits to the

'peoples of those regions. The awareness and wisdom of the leaders of 
these two

continents has overcome the regional problems and crises without the 

interference of non-regional powers.

  The Islamic Republic of Iran has expanded its relations with the 
Latin America

and Africa in all aspects in recent years.

And about the glorious Iran,

  The Tehran Declaration was a hugely constructive step in confidence building

efforts which was made possible through the admirable good will by 
the governments

of Brazil and Turkey along with the sincere cooperation of the 
Iranian government.

Although the Declaration received inappropriate reaction by some and was

followed by an unlawful resolution, it is still valid.

  We have observed the regulations of the IAEA more than our commitments, yet,

we have never submitted to illegally imposed pressures nor will we ever do so.

  It has been said that they want to pressure Iran into a dialogue. 
Well, firstly, Iran

has always been ready for a dialogue based on respect andjustice. 
Secondly, methods

based on disrespecting nations have long become ineffective. Those 
who have used

intimidation and sanctions in response to the clear logic of the 
Iranian nation are in

real terms destroying the remaining credibility of the Security 
Council and the trust of

nations for this body, proving once and again how unjust is the 
function of the


  When they threaten a great nation such as Iran which is known 
throughout history

for its scientists, poets, artists and philosophers and whose culture 
and civilization is

synonymous to purity, submission to God and seeking justice, how can they ever

expect that other nations grow confidence on them?

  It goes without saying that domineering methods in managing the 
world has failed.

Not only has the era of slavery and colonialism and dominating the 
world passed, the

path to the reviving old Empires are blocked, too.

  We have announced that we stand ready for a serious and free debate with the

American Statesmen to express our transparent views on issues of 
importance to the

world in this very venue.

  It is proposed here that in order to have a constructive dialogue, 
an annual free

debate be organized within the General Assembly.

  In conclusion,

Friends and Colleagues,

  The Iranian nation and the majority of the world's nations and 
governments are

against the current discriminatory management of the world.

  The inhumane nature of this management has put it at a dead-end and 
requires a

major overhaul.

  Reforming the world's affairs and bringing about tranquility and prosperity

requires the participation of all, pure thoughts and the divine and humane


  We are all ofthe idea that:

  Justice is the basic element for peace, durable security and the 
spread of love

among peoples and nations. It is in thejustice that mankind seeks the 
realization ofhis

aspirations, rights and dignity, since he is wary of oppression, 
humiliation and ill


  The true nature of mankind is manifested in the love for other 
fellow humans and

love for all the good in the world. Love is the best foundation for 
establishing relation

amongst people and amongst nations.

  As Vahshi Bafqi, the great Iranian poet, says:

  "From the fountain of youth, drink thousand sips

  You'll still die if you don't have love's grip"

  In making a world full of purity, safety and prosperity people are 
not rivals but


  Those who see their happiness but in the sorrow of others and their 
welfare and

safety but in others' insecurity, those who see themselves superior 
to others, are out of

the path ofhumanity and are in evil's course.

  Economy and materialistic means are only some tools to serve 
others, to create

friendship and strengthen human connections for spiritual perfection. 
They are not

tools for show-off or means of dominating others.

  Men and women complements each other and family unit with pure, loving and

long-lasting relation of the spouses in its center is the guarantee 
for the continuity and

the bringing up generations, for true pleasures, for spreading love 
and for reforming of

the societies.

  Woman is a reflection of God's beauty and is the source of love and 
caring. She is

the guardian ofpurity and exquisiteness of the society.

  The tendency to toughen the souls and behaviors of women deprives them from

their very basic right of being a loving mother and a caring wife. It 
would result in a

more violent society with irreversible defects.

  Freedom is a divine right that should serve peace and human perfection.

  Pure thoughts and the will of the righteous are keys to the gates 
of a pure life full

ofhope, liveliness and beauty.

  This is the promise of God that the earth will be inherited by the 
pure and the

righteous. And the people free from selfishness will take up the 
management of the

world. Then, there will be no trace of sorrow, discrimination, 
poverty, insecurity and

aggression. The time for true happiness and for the blossoming of the 
true nature of

humankind, the way God has intended, will arrive.

  All those seeking for justice and all the free spirits have been 
waiting for this

moment and have promised such glorious time.

  The complete human, the true servant of God and the true friend of 
the mankind

whose father was from the generation of the beloved Prophet of Islam and whose

mother was from the true believers of the Jesus Christ, shall wait 
along with Jesus the

son of Marry and the other righteous to appear on those brilliant 
times and assist the


  In welcoming them we should join ranks and seek justice.

  Praise to Love and worship, praise to justice and freedom, praise 
to the true

humanity, the complete human, the true companion of the humankind and peace be

upon you and all the righteous and the pure.

Thank you.

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