Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Speech to UN General Assembly Transcript September 22, 2011

Address by H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad President of the Islamic Repu blic of Iran Before the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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  • September 23, 2011


Dear Colleagues and friends;

It is vividly clear that despite all historical achievements, including creation of the United-Nations, which was a product of untiring struggles and efforts offree-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 damage worldwide;

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 global income.

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 thepath 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.

Dear Colleagues and friends;

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 questions:

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 nations?

Who triggered the first and second world wars, that left seventy millions killedand 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 combined?

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 then.

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 captivate others. 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 theoccupied 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 military action.

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.

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12 comments for “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Speech to UN General Assembly Transcript September 22, 2011

  1. September 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Great post!
    Whole speech is great. I hope there can be an mp3 file somewhere for re-posting. This is a highly censored speech!

  2. September 24, 2011 at 3:30 am

    If everything is as we were told, then what harm would there be in having an investigation of 911?

  3. KishinD
    September 24, 2011 at 9:12 am

    I especially liked the bit that compares America’s internal inequality to the global inequality that causes so many to suffer. I suspect that even among the top 10%, the inequality is similar – that there are a small handful of ultra-wealthy who have abandoned all morality and inflict financial crises around the world for their own power gains, and the execution of a demented plan for the future of the human race.

    It is already apparent that major media is and will continue to twist and distort this life-affirming speech. Certain things seem radical when taken out of context, but taken as a whole it runs counter to the popular image of this man.

    Not that I endorse this man’s human rights abuses, but as it’s been said, “an idea should not be held accountable for its proponents”. This speech is specifically calling out NATO to quit its hypocrisy and imperialism.

  4. Donna
    September 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    What I love about Ahmadinejad’s speeches is that they always clearly point out the hypocrisy of the United States and other Western powers. What these Western powers have done and continue to do is way, way, way worse than what any of the so called ‘axis of evil’ countries have ever done. It amazes me how many people will point out human rights abuses in Iran in defense of the United States, when as of this time, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And that’s nothing compared to the other millions of deaths that are a direct result of U.S. foreign policy. Of course countries like Iran need to crack down on their people now and then; if they don’t, the West will easily put another puppet in power, and Iran DOES NOT WANT another Shah.

    October 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    time for unexpected change

  6. Brandon
    October 26, 2011 at 3:55 am

    So….we all still agree that the Holocaust was a real thing that happened right? We aren’t just forgetting that?

  7. November 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    His proficient mastery of English and politics at international level has made him the envy of the West!

  8. tamale
    November 9, 2011 at 7:25 am

    @brandon. I don’t think that it follows from anything in this speech that Ahmadinejad is denying the holocaust.

  9. Ken
    February 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Why not upload the entire transcript? Anyone know where I can find? Would like to keep as personal memento. If not then I will transcribe it myself just to remember this man’s great speech. He’s lit a candle in a room of darkness.

  10. FC
    February 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    To get the whole speech download it using the link at the top of the page.
    I have the text on my blog…

  11. Jalloh Kindy
    July 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    This Man is the greatest of our time.
    He knows the problems and has the solutions but they will never let him.Its high time we all stood up,and call for change,a change that favours every one.

  12. Gail
    September 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Have you lost your minds? This man is a lier and a tyrant! He is led by Satan. He is an enemy to you all! Mark my words! He works for himself, not you!

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