Big powers 'going down,' Iran's president says
29-Jul-2008 (7 comments)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's president today blamed the U.S. and other "big powers" for global ills such as nuclear proliferation and AIDS, and accused them of exploiting the U.N. for their own gain and the developing world's loss.

But, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, time was on the poor countries' side.

"The big powers are going down," Ahmadinejad told foreign ministers of the Nonaligned Movement meeting in Tehran. "They have come to the end of their power, and the world is on the verge of entering a new, promising era."

The more than 100-member NAM is made up of such diverse members as communist Cuba, Jamaica and India and depicts itself as bloc-free. But most members share a critical view of the U.S and the developed world in general.

And with Iran assuming the chairmanship of the conference today, Ahmadinejad's keynote speech was tailored to reflect the struggle that some NAM members see themselves in against the world's rich and powerful countries.

A draft of the final document that ministers will be asked to approve, made available to The Associated Press as the conference opened today, reflected that struggle.

"The rich and powerful countries continue to exercise an inordinate influence in determining the nature and direction of international relations, including economic and trade relations, as well as rules governing these relations, many of which are at the expense of devel... >>>

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Re: Mostaghel: What Mahmoud has done?

by soufi on

Ali Reza,

I let "mostagel" respond to you, but you have to have a stronger reason to reject what Mahmoud Agha says than since he kissed Khameini's dick therefore he is not right. Pleeeeeease Ali Reza!!


Mostaghel: What Mahmoud has done?

by ali reza (not verified) on

I am just curious to know what Mahmoud has done for the country that is different from the previous presidents.I saw him on TV how he bent down to kiss Khamanie hand.You know he is one of his stooges.


Mostaghel jan

by Niloufarparsi (not verified) on

I am with you on this. There is always more than one side to the story. In the west, they only give you one side, and while we have no affinity with the regime in Iran, they have a strong case against the west.




by Reality sucks (not verified) on

No dear "Mostaghel"! the only "Apoliticals" who have reached the same conclusion as Mahmoud and you are the ones who are, in constant denial, sticking their heads in the sand.

Mahmoud jaan was "elected" to put bread on Iranian people's tables not to start a war of words with the whole world.

Farhad Kashani

Good point ali reza. The

by Farhad Kashani on

Good point ali reza. The only one coming to end of the road is the fascist regime itself.


Re: Worry about your own country!

by mostaghel on

Are you sure "ali reza"? Many of us "apoliticals" have also reached or are reaching the same conclusins he did. What is it that you can offer which is different from the rest of us (please explain without attacking others)?


Worry about your own country!

by ali reza (not verified) on

He needs to worry about Iran's own problem such as unemployment, inflation, high prices, drug use, prostitution, human trafficking, limited access to higher education, inefficiency of health care, lack of safe roads, inefficiency of judicial system, inefficiency of security, air pollution, water pollution, transportation, lack of city planning, inefficacy of water and electricity to name a few.