Islamic Republic of Iran
Permanent Mission to the United Nations
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H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
26 September 2012
622 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017 Tel: (212) 687-2020 Fax: (212) 867-7086
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
All Praise Belongs to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and May Peace and
Blessings be upon the Greatest and Trustworthy Prophet and His Pure Progeny,
His Chosen Companions, and upon all Divine Messengr.
Oh, God, Hasten the Emergence of Your Chosen Beloved, Grant Him Good Health
and Victory, Make us His Best Companions, and all those who attest to His
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I thank the Almighty God for having once more the chance to participate in
We have gathered here to ponder and work together for building a better life
for the entire human community and for our nations.
Coming from Iran, the land of glory and beauty, the land of knowledge,
culture, wisdom and morality, the cradle of philosophy and mysticism, the
land of compassion and light, the land of scientists, scholars,
philosophers, masters of literature, and writers, the land of Avicenna,
Ferdowsi, Hafiz, Maulana, Attar, Khayyam, and Shariar, I represent a great
and proud nation
that is a founder of human civilization and an inheritor of respected
universal values. I represent a conscious nation which is dedicated to the
cause of freedom, peace and compassion, a nation that has experienced the
agony and bluer times of aggressions and imposed wars, and profoundly values
the blessings of peace and stability. I am now here for the eighth time in
the eighth year of my service to my noble people in this august assembly of
sisters and brothers from across the world, to show to the world that my
noble nation like its brilliant past, has a global vision and welcomes any
effort intended to provide and promote peace, stability and tranquility
which can be only realized through harmony, cooperation and joint management
of the world.
I am here to voice the divine and humanitarian message of learned men and
women of my country to you and to the whole world; a message that Iran's
great orator and poet, presented to humanity in his eternal two-line poetry:
Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul,
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain,
I have talked in the past seven years about the current challenges,
solutions and prospects of the future world. Today I want to raise and
discuss such issues from a different perspective.
Thousands of years has passed since children of Adam (peace be upon Him)
started to settle down in various parts of Earth.
Peoples of different colors, tastes, languages, customs and traditions
pursued persistently to fulfill their aspirations to build a noble society
for a more beautiful life blessed with lasting peace, security and
Despite all efforts made by righteous people and justice seekers, and the
sufferings and pains endured by masses of people in the quest to achieve
happiness and victory, the history of mankind, except in rare cases, is
marked with unfulfilled dreams and failures.
Imagine for a moment:
- Had there been no egoism, distrust, malicious behaviors, and dictatorships
with no one violating the rights of others;
- Had humanitarian values been viewed as the criterion for social dignity in
place of affluence and consumerism,
- Had humanity not experienced the dark age of medieval periods, and centers
of power not hindered the flourishing of knowledge and constructive
- Had the wars of Crusade and the ensuing periods of slavery and colonialism
not happened, and had the inheritors of these dark periods followed a course
on the premises of humanitarians principles,
- Had the first and second World Wars in Europe, the wars in Korea, Vietnam,
Africa, Latin America, and in the Balkans not happened, and if instead of
the occupation of Palestine and imposition of a fake government,
displacement and genocide of millions of people around the globe, the truth
behind these wars had been revealed based on justice,
- Had Saddam Hussein not invaded Iran, and had the big powers supported the
rights of Iranian people instead of siding with Saddam,
- If the tragic incident of September 11, and the military actions against
Afghanistan and Iraq that left millions killed and homeless had not
happened, and if, instead of killing and throwing the culprit into the sea
without trial or without informing the world and people of America, an
independent fact-finding team had been formed to make the general public
aware of the truth behind the incident, and prepare for bringing to justice
- Had extremism or terrorism not been used to secure political goals,
- Had the arms been turned into pens, and military expenditures been used to
promote well-being and amity among nations,
- Had the drum of ethnic, religious or racial conflicts not been beaten, and
if differences had not been used for the purpose of advancing political
- Had the right to criticize the hegemonic policies and actions of the world
Zionism been recognized to allow the world media to freely report and shed
light on the realities, instead of taking deceitful gestures of backing
freedom bent on offending the sanctities and most sacred beliefs of human
beings and divine messengers, who as the purest and most compassionate human
beings are the gift of the Almighty to humanity,
- Had the Security Council not been under the domination of a limited number
of governments, thus disabling the United Nations to carry out its
responsibilities on a just and equitable basis,
- If the international economic institutions had not been under pressure and
were allowed to perform their duties and functions by using their expertise
based on fairness and justice,
- Had the world capitalists not weakened or victimized the economies of
nations in order to make up for .their own mistakes,
- If integrity and honesty had prevailed on the international relations, and
all nations and governments were treated equally and justly in the global
efforts to build and expand happiness for the entire mankind,
- And if tens of other unfavorable situations had not occurred in human
- Imagine how beautiful and pleasant our lives and how lovely the history of
mankind would have been.
- Let us take a look at the world situation today.
a): The Economic Situation
-Poverty is on the rise and the gap is widening between the rich and the
-Total foreign debt of 18 industrial countries has exceeded 60 trillion
dollars, whilst the repayment of half of this amount is sufficient to
eradicate poverty in the world.
-Economies dependent on consumerism and exploitation of people only serve
the interests of a limited number of countries.
-Creation of worthless paper assets by using influence and control over the
world's economic centers constitutes the greatest abuse of history, and is
considered a major contributor to global economic crisis.
-It has been reported that only 32 trillions of paper assets were printed by
one government alone.
-Development planning based on capitalist economy that runs in a vicious
circle, triggers unhealthy and devastating competitions and is a failed
b) The Cultural Situation:
From the standpoint of the politicians who control the world power centers,
concepts such as moral principles, purity, honesty, integrity, compassion
and self-sacrifice are rejected as defunct and outdated notions, and an
impediment to the accomplishment of their goals. They openly talk about
their disbelief in the relevance of ethics to the political and social
Pure and indigenous cultures as the product of centuries - old efforts of
nations, the common denominator reflecting human profound feeling and love
towards beauties , and the force which breeds diversity, cultural vividness,
and social dynamism, are under constant attacks, and susceptible to
A specific life style devoid of individual or social identity is being
imposed on nations by organized and systematic destruction and humiliation
Family as the noblest institution of societies and a center emanating love
and humanity has been seriously weakened and its constructive role is on the
Woman's sublime role and personality, as a heavenly being, a manifestation
of divine image and beauty, and the main pillar of every society, has been
damaged and abused by the powerful and the wealthy.
Human soul has become frustrated and the essence of humankind humiliated and
c): Political and Security Situation
Unilateralism, application of double standards, and imposition of wars,
instability and occupations to ensure economic interests, and expand
dominance over sensitive centers of the world have turned to be the order of
Arms race and intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of
mass-destruction by the hegemonic powers have become prevalent: Testing new
generations of ultra-modem weaponry and the pledge to disclose these
armaments on due time is now being used as a new language of threat against
nations to coerce them into accepting a new era of hegemony. Continued
threat by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our
great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality.
-A state of mistrust has cast its shadow on the international relations,
whilst there is no trusted or just authority to help resolve world
- No one feels secure or safe even those who have stockpiled thousands of
atomic bombs and other arms in their arsenals.
d): The Environmental Situation
-The environment `as a common wealth and heritage of the entire humankind
and a constant guarantor of man's survival has been seriously damaged and
devastated as a result of irresponsible and excessive use of resources
particularly by capitalists across the world, a situation that has caused
massive drought, flood, and pollutions inflicting irreparable damage and
jeopardizing seriously human life on Earth.
Despite advances in scientific knowledge and technology, the aspirations of
Adam's children have not yet been fulfilled.
Does anybody believe that continuation of the current order is capable of
bringing happiness for human society?
Today everyone is discontent and disappointed with the current international
Human beings do not deserve to be under continued sufferings of the present
situation. God of wisdom and compassion who loves all human beings has not
ordained such a destiny for mankind. He has ordered human, as the Supreme
Creature, to make the best and most beautiful life on Earth along with
justice, love, and dignity.
We must, therefore, think of a solution.
Who is responsible for all these sufferings and failures?
Some people try to justify that everything is normal and a reflection of
divine will, putting the blame on nations as responsible for all prevalent
vices and evils.
They are of the opinion that:
-It is the nations that succumb to discrimination and tyranny;
-It is the nations that surrender to dictatorship and greed;
-It is the nations that accept the hegemony of Arrogant and expansionist
-It is the nations that are influenced by the propaganda tactics of powers,
and most all vices in our world are the result of their passive attitudes
with the inclination to live under the supremacy of the world powers.
-These are the arguments raised by those who tend to blame nations for the
unfavorable conditions prevailing in the world, with the intention to
justify the attitudes and destructive behaviors of the ruling minority.
-These claims, supposedly authentic, can not in any way justify continuation
of the present oppressive international order. Indeed, Poverty is imposed on
nations, and powers' ambitions and goals are pursued either through deceits
or resort to force.
-To justify their inhuman actions, they propagate the theory based on 'the
Survival of the fittest'.
-While in principle, most governments and nations of justice-seeking people
are humble and submissive in the face of Right, and are after fostering
dignity, prosperity and constructive interactions.
-Masses of people never want to expand their territories, nor do they seek
to obtain legendary wealth. They have no disputes among themselves in
principles and have never played any role in the creation of any disastrous
events in the course of history.
-I do not believe that Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and
others have any problems, or are hostile against each other. They get along
together comfortably and live together in an atmosphere of peace and amity.
They are all devoted to the cause of justice, purity and love.
-The general tendency of nations has always been to accomplish positive
common aspirations reflecting exalted divine and human beauties and
-The current abysmal situation of the world and the bitter incidents of
history are due mainly to the wrong management of the world and the
self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the Devil.
-The order that is rooted in the anti-human thoughts of slavery and the old
and new colonialism are responsible for poverty, corruption, ignorance,
oppression and discrimination in every comer of the world.
The current world order has certain characteristics, some of which are as
1. It is founded on materialism, and that is why it is in no way bound to
2. It has been shaped according to selfishness, deception, hatred and
3. It believes in classification of human beings, humiliation of other
nations, trampling upon the rights of others and their domination.
4. It seeks to expand its domination by spreading discord and conflicts
amongst ethnic groups and nations.
5. It aims to monopolize power, wealth, science and technology.
6. - Policies of the world's main centers of power are based on the
principles of domination and the conquering of others. These centers only
seek supremacy, and are not in favor of peace and definitely not at the
service of their nations.
-Are we to believe that those who spend hundreds of millions of dollars on
election campaigns have the interests of the people of the world at their
-Despite what big political parties claim in the capitalistic countries, the
money that goes into election campaigns is usually nothing but an
-In such countries, people have to vote for parties that only represent a
small number of people.
-The will and the views of the masses have the least impact and influence on
the big decisions especially those made about the major domestic and foreign
policies. Their voices are not heard even if they constitute 99% of their
- Human and ethical values are sacrificed in order to win votes and the
willingness to listen to the demands of the people has become only a tool at
the time of election.
7. The current world order is discriminatory and based on injustice.
Distinguished Friends and Colleagues,
What should be done and what is the way out of the current situation?
There is no doubt that the world is in need of a new order and a fresh way
1. An order in which man is recognized as God's Supreme Creature, enjoying
material and spiritual qualities and possessing a pure and divine nature
filled with a desire to seek justice and truth.
2. An order that aims to revive human dignity and believes in universal
happiness and perfection.
3. An order which is after peace, lasting security and welfare for all walks
of life around the globe.
4. An order that is founded upon trust and kindness and brings thoughts,
hearts and hands closer to each other. Rulers must love people.
5. A just and fair order in which everybody is equal before law and in which
there is no double standard.
6. Leaders of the world must regard themselves as committed servants of
their people, not their superiors.
7. Authority is a sacred gift from people to their rulers, not a chance to
amass power and wealth.
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Is it possible to have such an order without having everybody's contribution
to the way the world is run?
It is abundantly evident that when all the people and governments start to
think and commit themselves to the above-mentioned principles and become
sensitive to the internationally important issues and participate in
decision makings, their wishes find a chance to be materialized.
By raising collective awareness, the seeking of a joint global management
becomes more vivid with the chances of its implementation increased.
Therefore, Together We Need to:
1. Place our trust in God Almighty and stand against the acquisitive
minority with all our might, so that they become isolated, and can no longer
decide the destiny of other nations.
2. Believe in the God's bounty of blessing and mercy and seek it in the
integration and unity of human societies. Governments emerging from the free
will of nations must believe in their own ceaseless capabilities and know
that they can achieve victory if they vigorously fight the unjust order and
defend human rights.
3. Pave the ground for the joint global management by insisting upon justice
in all its aspects, strengthen unity, friendship and expand economic,
social, cultural and political interactions in independent and specialized
4. Care about the interests of all the people of the world and join hands to
reform the current structures of the UN with our joint efforts and
coordination. It is necessary to note that the UN belongs to nations. Thus,
the existence of discrimination amongst the members is a great insult to
all. The existence of discrimination and monopoly in the UN is in no way
5. Have more coordinated efforts to generate and propagate and firmly
establish the language needed for designing the required structures of the
joint global management filled with justice, love and freedom. Participation
in global management is the basis of lasting peace. The Non-Aligned Movement
as the second largest trans-regional group after the UN, held its 1611
summit in Tehran with the motto of "Joint Global Management", cognizant of
the importance of this issue and the shortcomings of the current
mismanagement in the emergence of crises and problems afflicting the world
today. During the Summit, participating Heads of State and representatives
of more than 120 countries underscored the necessity of a more serious and
effective participation of all nations in the global management.
- Fortunately, we are now at a historic juncture. On one hand, Marxism is no
longer around and is practically eliminated from the management systems, and
on the other, capitalism is bogged down in a self-made quagmire. It has
indeed reached a deadlock and does not seem to be able to come up with any
noteworthy solution to the various economic, political, security and
`cultural problems of the world. NAM is proud to once again emphasize the
rightfulness of its historic decision to reject the poles of power and the
unbridled hegemony ruling the world. On behalf of the members of NAM, I
would like to invite all countries of the world to play a more active role
in making it possible for everybody to contribute to the global
decision-making processes. The need to remove the structural barriers and
encourage the process of universal participation in global management has
never been greater before.
The UN lacks the efficiency to bring about the required changes. If this
inefficiency persists, nations will lose hope in the global structures to
defend their rights. If the UN is not restructured, international
interactions and the spirit of collective global cooperation will be
tarnished and the standing of the UN will be damaged,
The UN that has been created with the purpose of expanding justice and
reinstitution of the universal rights has in practice been engulfed by
discrimination preparing a supportive ground for the domination of a few
Consequently, UN's inefficiency has been on the rise. Moreover, the
existence of the veto right and monopolization of power in the Security
Council have made it nearly impossible to defend the rights of the nations.
The issue of UN re-structuring is very vital and is a need that has been
emphasized time and again by the representatives of nations, a goal that has
not yet been accomplished.
I would like to urge the honorable members of the United Nations and H.E.
the Secretary General and his colleagues to place this issue high on their
agenda and devise an appropriate mechanism to make it happen.
NAM stands ready to aid the UN in this essential endeavor.
Mr. President, Friends and Dear Colleagues,
Creating peace and .lasting security with decent life for all, although a
great and a historic mission can be accomplished. The Almighty God has not
left us alone in this mission and has said that it will surely happen. If it
doesn't, then it will be contradictory to his wisdom.
- God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people and
loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam
Al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ (PBUH) and the
righteous. By using the inherent potential of all the worthy men and women
of all nations and I repeat, the inherent potential of "all the worthy men
and women of all nations" he will lead humanity into achieving its glorious
and eternal ideals.
-The arrival of the Ultimate Savior will mark a new beginning, a rebirth and
a resurrection. It will be the beginning of peace, lasting security and
-His arrival will be the end of oppression, immorality, poverty,
discrimination and the beginning of justice, love and empathy.
-He will come and he will cut through ignorance, superstition, prejudice by
opening the gates of science and knowledge. He will establish a world
brimful of prudence and he will prepare the ground for the collective,
active and constructive participation of all in the global management.
-He will come to grant kindness, hope, freedom and dignity to all humanity
as a gift.
-He will come so mankind will taste the pleasure of being human and being in
the company of other humans.
-He will come so that hands will be joined, hearts will be filled with love
and thoughts will be purified to be at service of security, welfare and
happiness for all.
-He will come to return all children of Adam irrespective of their skin
colors to their innate origin after a long history of separation and
division linking them to eternal happiness.
-The arrival of the Ultimate Savior, Jesus Christ and the Righteous will
bring about an eternally bright future for mankind, not by force or waging
wars but through thought awakening and developing kindness in everyone.
Their arrival will breathe a new life in the cold and frozen body of the
world. He will bless humanity with a spring that puts an end to our winter
of ignorance, poverty and war with the tidings of a season of blooming.
-Now we can sense the sweet scent and the soulful breeze of the spring, a
spring that has just begun and doesn't belong to a specific race, ethnicity,
nation or a region, a spring that will soon reach all the territories in
Asia, Europe, Africa and the US.
-He will be the spring of all the justice-seekers, freedom-lovers and the
followers of heavenly prophets. He will be the spring of humanity and the
greenery of all ages.
-Let us join hands and clear the way for his eventual arrival with empathy
and cooperation, in harmony and unity. Let us march on this path to
salvation for the thirsty souls of humanity to taste immortal joy and grace.
Long live this spring, long live this spring and long live this spring.