U.S. Walks Out as Iran Leader Speaks
New York Times / NEIL MacFARQUHAR and LIZ ROBBINS
23-Sep-2010 (5 comments)

UNITED NATIONS — The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, issued a series of incendiary comments in his address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday afternoon, noting in particular that some people believe the United States orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks as part of a propaganda campaign to “reverse the declining American economy” and to “save the Zionist regime,” meaning Israel.

He also lambasted the world’s nuclear powers for trying to halt Iran’s own nuclear program.

The General Assembly, an annual gathering of world leaders, started formally on Thursday with more than 30 presidents, kings and other heads of state scheduled to speak. Mr. Ahmadinejad’s comments, made just a few dozen blocks from the World Trade Center site, prompting a walkout by representatives of the United States, 27 European nations, the European Union, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Costa Rica.

He has said in less public circumstances that the Sept. 11 attacks were “a big fabrication” used “as a pretext for the campaign against terrorism and a prelude for staging an invasion against Afghanistan.”

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seamorgh

Never say

by seamorgh on

Never say 100% anything. The world isn't black and white...


Shifteh Ansari

Is it about what Iranian people think, then?

by Shifteh Ansari on

What about a majority of Iranians who did not think they could take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad anymore, voted against him, and were defrauded of their votes?  What about the Iranians who thought they should protest this injustice and took to peaceful protests and were arrested, beaten, tortured, maimed, murdered, deprived of their social rights, and harrassed en masse?

While many people in the world may have questions about 9/11, why in the world would the president of Iran, who has managed to put Iran in harm's way with his earlier remarks be looking for brand new topoics of discussion?  

If you were to take a poll today, I bet 100% of Iranian people would not want this joker to talk about 9/11 at the UN.  They would want him to do whatever it takes to put them out of the harm's way, to ensure their security, to bring Iran back into the world community so that they might prosper as a nation.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a traitor to Iran and Iranians.  He wants nothing more than to provoke the world into attacking Iran, hoping that this would strengthen IRI's quickly disappearing grip on power in Iran.


seamorgh

This is what a Majority of Iranian people think

by seamorgh on

Well he IS representing and expressing the opinion of the Majority of Iranians. Look at this Gallup poll taken after 9/11. When asked "According to news reports, groups of Arabs carried out the attacks against the USA on September 11. Do you believe this to be true or not?" only 15% of Iranians thought it Was true while 59% thought that it was not True.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/5404/Blame-Sept-Attacks-Unclear-Many-Islamic-World.aspx


iamfine

Let us look at it carefully

by iamfine on

If the 9/11 event was an excuse for Americans to go to war with Iraq and later getting involved with Afghanistan, then we need to have  solid evidence on how it happened. I am saying that because both aforementioned countries are Iran's neighbour. Therefore, to have an international team to look at the 9/11 event is not a bad idea.


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