Full text of Ahmadinejad's Speech to the UN General Assembly
By Haaretz Service Special to Salem-News.com
Read the words without the interpretative spin from a FOX News anchor.
YORK) - It took little time for American media pundits to go on the
offensive, condemning Iranian President Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN
Debbie Menon with http://intifada-palestine.com/ - intifada-palestine.com , summed up the immediate political bashing by saying, "The never-ending commentary has begun."
Along with others who have already read the full text
of Ahmadinejad's speech, Menon asks others to read the text and
determine whether anything is outrageous and/or offensive in this
Menon said, "Please make the distinction between what
Ahmadinejad said today ... and ... what some folks are already saying
that he said. Please think for yourself and draw your own conclusions.
For peace is the goal. You will notice that Mr. Ahmadinejad used the
word 'vicegerents' in his speech. Not to worry. I looked it up. A
vicegerent is 'an administrative deputy'."
Permanent Mission to the United Nations
64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
23 September 2009
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
"All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe, and
peace and blessing be upon our Master and Prophet, Mohammad, and his
pure Household, and his noble Companions"
"Oh, God, hasten the arrival of Imam Al-Mahdi and
grant him good health and victory and make us his followers and those
who attest to his rightfulness"
Ladies and gentlemen,
I thank the Almighty God for granting me, once more, this opportunity to address this important international meeting.
I wish to begin by congratulating you, Mr. President,
for having assumed the presidency of the 64th Session of the UN General
Assembly and wish you all the success. I also extend my thanks to H.E.
Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the 63rd Session of the
General Assembly, for his excellent stewardship of the work of the
General Assembly during his term.
Over the past four years I have talked to you
concerning the main challenges facing our world. I have talked about
the roots and underlying causes of these challenges and the need for
the world powers to review their outlook and workout new mechanisms to
address the pressing international problems. I have talked about the
two conflicting outlooks prevailing in our world; one that is based on
the predominance of its materialistic interests through spreading
inequality and oppression, poverty and deprivation, aggression,
occupation and deception, and tends to bring the entire world under its
control and impose its will on other nations. This outlook has produced
nothing but frustration, disappointment and a dark future for the
The other outlook is the one that espouses with the
belief in the oneness of the Almighty God, follows the teaching of His
messengers, respects human dignity and seeks to build a secure world
for all members of the human community, in which everybody can equally
enjoy the blessings of sustainable peace and spirituality. The latter
is an outlook that respects all human beings, nations, and valuable
cultures in defiance of all types of discrimination in the world, and
commits itself into a constant fight to promote equality for all before
the law on the basis of justice and fraternity, laying a solid
foundation to guarantee equal access for all human beings in their
quest to excel in knowledge and science.
I have laid emphasis time and again on the need to
make fundamental changes in the current attitudes towards the world and
the human being in order to be able to create a bright tomorrow.
Friends and Colleagues;
Today, I wish to share with you a few points about the changes that should take place.
Clearly, continuation of the current circumstances in
the world is impossible. The present inequitable and unfavorable
conditions run counter to the very nature of human kind and move in a
direction which contravenes the truth and the goal behind the creation
of the world.
It is no longer possible to inject thousands of
billions of dollars of unreal wealth to the world economy simply by
printing worthless paper assets, or transfer inflation as well as
social and economic problems to others through creating sever budget
deficits. The engine of unbridled capitalism with its unfair system of
thought has reached the end of road and is unable to move. The era of
capitalist thinking and . imposition of one's thoughts on the
international community, intended to predominate the world in the name
of globalization and the age of setting up empires is over. It is no
longer possible to humiliate nations and impose double standard
policies on the world community.
Approaches in which realization of the interests of
certain powers is considered as the only criteria to weigh democracy,
and using the ugliest methods of intimidation and deceit under the
mantle of freedom as a democratic practice, and approaches through
which sometimes dictators are portrayed as democrats, lack legitimacy
and must be totally rejected.
The time has come to an end for those who define
democracy and freedom and set standards whilst they themselves are the
first who violate its fundamental principles. They can no longer sit
both the judge and the executor and challenge the real democratically-
The awakening of nations and the expansion of freedom
worldwide will no longer allow them to continue their hypocrisy and
vicious attitudes. Because of all these reasons most nations including
the people of the Untied States are waiting for real and profound
changes. They have welcomed and will continue to welcome changes.
How can one imagine that the inhuman policies in
Palestine may continue; to force the entire population of a country out
of their homeland for more than 60 years by resorting to force and
coercion; to attack them with all types of arms and even prohibited
weapons; to deny them of their legitimate right of self-defense, while
much to the chagrin of the international community calling the
occupiers as the peace lovers, and portraying the victims as terrorists.
How can the crimes of the occupiers against
defenseless women and children and destruction of their homes, farms,
hospitals and schools be supported unconditionally by certain
governments, and at the same time, the oppressed men and women be
subject to genocide and heaviest economic blockade being denied of
their basic needs, food, water and medicine.
They are not even allowed to rebuild their homes which
were destroyed during the 22-day barbaric attacks by the Zionist regime
while the winter is approaching. Whereas the aggressors and their
supporters deceitfully continue their rhetoric in defense of human
rights in order to put others under pressure.
It is no longer acceptable that a small minority would
dominate the politics, economy and culture of major parts of the world
by its complicated networks, and establish a new form of slavery, and
harm the reputation of other nations, even European nations and the
U.S., to attain its racist ambitions.
It is not acceptable that some who are several
thousands of kilometers away from the Middle East would send their
troops for military intervention and for spreading war, bloodshed,
aggression, terror and intimidation in the whole region while blaming
the protests of nations in the region, that are concerned about their
fate and their national security, as a move against peace and as
interference in others' affairs. Look at the situations in Iraq and
It is no longer possible to bring a country under
military occupation in the name of fight against terrorism and drug
trafficking while the production of illicit drugs has multiplied,
terrorism has widened its dimensions and has tightened its grips,
thousands of innocent people have been killed, injured or displaced,
infrastructures have been destroyed and regional security has been
seriously jeopardized; and those who have created the current
disastrous situation continue to blame others. How you can talk about
friendship and solidarity with other nations while you expand your
military bases in different parts of the world including in Latin
America. This situation cannot continue. It is all the more impossible
to advance expansionist and inhuman policies on the basis of
militaristic logic. The logic of coercion and intimidation will produce
dire consequences, exacerbating the present global problems.
It is not acceptable that the military budget of some
governments exceeds far larger than those of the entire countries of
the world. They export billions of dollars of arms every year,
stockpile chemical and biological weapons, establish military bases or
have military presence in other countries while accusing others of
militarism, and mobilize all their resources in the world to impede
scientific and technological progress of other nations under the
pretext of countering arms proliferation. It is not acceptable that the
United Nations and the Security Council, whose decisions must represent
all nations and governments by the application of the most democratic
methods in their decision making processes, be dominated by a few
governments and serve their interests. In a world where cultures,
thoughts and public opinions should be the determining factors, the
continuation of the present situation is impossible, and fundamental
changes seem to be unavoidable.
Any change must be structural and fundamental both in
theory and practice, involving all domains of our life. The outdated
mechanisms which themselves were instrumental in and the root cause for
present problems in human societies can never be used to bring changes
and create our desired world. Liberalism and capitalism that have
alienated human beings from heavenly and moral values will never bring
happiness for humanity because they are the main source of all
misfortune wars, poverty and deprivation.
We have all seen that how the inequitable economic
structures controlled by certain political interests have been used to
plunder national wealth of countries for the benefit of a group of
corrupt business giants. The present structures are incapable of
reforming the present situation.
The political and economic structures created
following the World War II that was based on intentions to dominate the
world failed to promote justice and lasting security.
Rulers whose hearts do not beat for the love of
humankind and who sacrificed the spirit of justice in their minds never
offer the promise of peace and friendship to humanity. By the grace of
God, Marxism is gone.? It is now history. The expansionist Capitalism
will certainly have the same fate. Because based on the divine
traditions referred to as a principle in the Holy Quran, the wrong like
the bubbles on the surface of water, will disappear. There remains only
what that can be used forever towards the interest of human societies.
We must all remain vigilant to prevent the pursuit of
colonialist, discriminatory and inhuman goals under the cover of the
slogans for change and in new formats. The world needs to undergo
fundamental changes and all must engage collectively to make them
happen in the right direction, and through such efforts no one and no
government would consider itself an exception to change or superior to
others and try to impose its will on others by proclaiming world
All problems existing in our world today emanate from
the fact that rulers have distanced themselves from human values,
morality and the teachings of divine messengers. Regrettably, in the
current international relations, selfishness and insatiable greed have
taken the place of such humanitarian concepts as love, sacrifice,
dignity, and justice. The belief in the One God has been replaced with
Some have taken the place of God and insist to impose
their values and wishes on others. Lies have taken the place of
honesty; hypocrisy has replaced integrity and selfishness has taken the
place of sacrifice. Deception in interactions is called foresight and
statesmanship; looting the wealth of other nations is called
development efforts; occupation is introduced as a gift towards
promotion of freedom and democracy, and defenseless nations are
subjected to repression in the name of defending human rights.
Friends and Colleagues;
Settlement of global problems and administration of
justice and maintenance of peace will only be materialized with
collective determination and cooperation of all nations and states. The
age of polarizing the world on the premises of the hegemony or
domination of a few governments is over.
Today we must rise together in a collective commitment
against the present challenges; we must take change seriously and help
others through collective work to return to the basic moral and human
values. Messengers were sent by God to show the light of the truth to
human kind, they came to make people aware of their individual and
social obligations. Piety, having faith to Allah and its judgment of
human behavior or conduct in the next world, belief in the primacy of
justice in both lives, seeking one's happiness, well being and security
in the happiness, well-being and security of others, respecting human
kind, making efforts to expand love and compassion against hostility
were all on top of the teachings offered by the Messengers of God from
Adam to Noah, from Noah to Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ and the last
one Prophet Mohamamd (PUH). All of them came to do something to
eliminate war and ignorance, to eradicate poverty and uproot
discrimination in order to spread happiness in the entire world. They
are the best gifts that God Almighty has granted to human beings.
If the belief in Entezar( A waiting patiently for the
Imam to return) will turn into a common and we join hands to achieve
prosperity for all, then there will be more real and increasing hopes
In my opinion, we have several important agendas in
front of us. The Secretary-General and the UN General Assembly can take
the lead by undertaking necessary measures for the fulfillment of our
shared goals on the basis of:
1. Restructuring the United Nations in order to
transform this world body to an efficient and fully democratic
organization, capable of playing an impartial, equitable, and effective
role in the international relations; reforming the structure of the
Security Council, specially by abolishing the discriminatory privilege
of veto right; restoration of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian
people by organizing a referendum and free elections in Palestine in
order to prepare a conducive ground for all Palestinian populations,
including Muslims, Christians and Jews to live together in peace and
harmony; putting an end to all types of interferences in the affairs of
Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, and in all countries in Africa, Latin
America, Asia and Europe.
As our great Prophet said, a government may survive
with blasphemy, but never with oppression. Oppression against
Palestinians and violation of their rights still continue; a new group
of Palestinians who lived in al-Qod al-Sharif were again forced out of
their homes as the destruction of their residential homes continues by
the occupiers; bombings in Afghanistan and Pakistan have not yet
sopped; and Guantanamo Prison has not yet been shut down and there are
still secret prisons in Europe.
Continuation of the present situation adds to
hostilities and violence. Oppression and military aggression must be
stopped. Regrettably, official reports concerning the brutalities of
the Zionist regime in Gaza have not been completely published. The
Secretary-General and the United Nations have crucial responsibilities
in this respect and the international community is impatiently waiting
for the punishment of the aggressors and the murderers of the
defenseless people of Gaza.
2. Reforming the current economic structures and
setting up a new international economic order based on human and moral
values and obligations. A new course is needed that would help promote
justice and progress worldwide by flourishing the potentials and
talents of all nations thus bringing well-being for all and for future
3. Reforming the international political relations
based on the promotion of lasting peace and friendship, eradication of
arms race and elimination of all nuclear, chemical and biological
4. Reforming cultural structures , respect for diverse
customs and traditions of all nations, fostering moral values and
spirituality aimed at institution of family as the backbone of all
5. Worldwide efforts to protect the environment and
full observance of the international agreements and arrangements to
prevent the annihilation of nature's non-renewable resources.
Our nation has successfully gone through a glorious
and fully- democratic election, opening a new chapter for our country
in the march towards national progress and enhanced international
interactions. They entrusted me once more with a large majority this
And now, I want to declare that our great nation that
has made great contribution to the world civilization, and the Islamic
Republic of Iran as one of the most democratic and progressive
governments of the world is ready to mobilize all its cultural,
political and economic capabilities to engage into constructive process
aimed at addressing the international concerns and challenges. Our
country has been a main victim of terrorism and the target of an
all-out military aggression during the first decade of the revolution.
All through the past thirty years we have been subject
to hostile attitudes of those who supported Saddam's military
aggression and his use of chemical weapons against us, and then they
took military action in Iraq to get rid of him. Today, our nation seeks
to create a world in which justice and compassion prevail. We announce
our commitment to participate in the process of building a durable
peace and security worldwide for all nations based on justice,
spirituality and human dignity, while being dedicated to strongly
defending our legitimate and legal rights.
To materialize these goals, our nation is prepared to
warmly shake all those hands which are honestly extended to us. No
nation can claim to be free from the need to change and reform in this
journey towards perfectness. We welcome real and humane changes and
stand ready to actively engage in fundamental global reforms.
Therefore, we emphasize that:
The only path to remain safe is to return to
Monotheism (believing in the Oneness of God) and justice, and this is
the greatest hope and opportunity in all ages and generations. Without
belief in God and commitment to the cause of justice and fight against
injustice and discrimination, the world architect would not get right.
Man is at the center of the universe. The man's unique
feature is his humanity. The same feature which seeks for justice,
piety, love, knowledge, awareness and all other high values. These
human values should be supported, and each and every fellow humans
should be given the opportunity to acquire them. Neglecting any of them
is tantamount to the omission of a constituting piece of humanity.
These are common elements which connect all human communities and
constitute the basis of peace, security and friendship.
The divine religions pay attention to all aspects of
human life, including obedience to God, morality, justice, fighting
oppression, and endeavor to establish just and good governance. Prophet
Abraham called for Oneness of God against Nimrod, as Prophet Moses did
the same against Pharaohs and the Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad
(Peace be upon them) did against the oppressors of their own time. They
were all threatened to death and were forced out of their homelands.
Without resistance and objection, the injustices would not be removed
from the face of the earth.
Dear friends and colleagues;
The world is in continuous change and evolution. The
promised destiny for the mankind is the establishment of the humane
pure life. Will come a time when justice will prevail across the globe
and every single human being will enjoy respect and dignity. That will
be the time when the Mankind's path to moral and spiritual perfectness
will be opened and his journey to God and the manifestation of the
God's Divine Names will come true. The mankind should excel to
represent the God's "knowledge and wisdom", His "compassion and
benevolence", His "justice and fairness", His "power and art", and His
"kindness and forgiveness".
These will all come true under the rule of the Perfect
Man, the last Divine Source on earth, Hazrat Mahdi (Peace be upon him);
an offspring of the Prophet of Islam, who will re-emerge, and Jesus
Christ (Peace be upon him) and other noble men will accompany him in
the accomplishment of this, grand universal mission. And this is the
belief in Entezar (Awaiting patiently for the Imam to return). Waiting
with patience for the rule of goodness and the governance of the Best
which is a universal human notion and which is a source of nations'
hope for the betterment of the world.
They will come, and with the help of righteous people
and true believers will materialize the man's long-standing desires for
freedom, perfectness, maturity, security and tranquility, peace and
beauty. They will come to put an end to war and aggression and present
the entire knowledge as well as spirituality and friendship to the
Yes; Indeed, the bright future for the mankind will come.
In waiting for that brilliant time to come and in a
collective commitment, let's make due contributions in paving the
grounds and preparing the conditions for building that bright future.
Long live love and spirituality; long live peace and security; long live justice and freedom.
God's Peace and blessing be upon you all.
The speech was what it was but his selling of the this hidden Imam, seems he is given an open forum for selling Shiism that the west has been supporting with each fiasco that has hit the Muslim Ummah in last century and a half...
Kismet Domino: Faith/Courage/Liberty/Abundance/Selfishness/Immorality/Apathy/Bondage or extinction.