Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared Israel a “fake government” and “uncivilized Zionists” in his speech to the United Nations on Wednesday morning.
Speaking of what is wrong with what he called the “current world order,” he condemned the “imposition of a fake government,” Israel, in the Middle East. Just days ago, in preparation for his UN speech, he stated that Israel has “no roots” in the Middle East historically.
Ahmadinejad also condemned the threat of military action by what he told the U.N. were “uncivilized Zionists.” After blaming “Zionists” and “capitalists” for all that is wrong with the world, he declared to the U.N., “The world is in need of a new order.”
Leading up to Wednesday’s speech, Iran’s president had gone on a media blitz, telling reporters that this new world order would be one where the U.S. and Israel have little to no influence.
He told one interviewer, “Now even elementary school kids throughout the world have understood that the United States government is following an international policy of bullying.” Of course, this is exactly the kind of propaganda that is taught in Iran’s schools.
At a meeting on the rule of law at the U.N. earlier this week, Ahmadinejad “accused ‘some members of the Security Council with veto rights’ of having ‘chosen silence with regard to the nuclear warheads of a fake regime, while at the same time they impede scientific progress of other nations’”—complaining that Israel is allowed to have nuclear weapons while the U.S. is seeking to prevent Iran from obtaining the ultimate weapon.
Yet, in another interview he stood by his calls for Israel to be wiped off the map, a major reason why Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons.
Ahmadinejad ended his speech before the United Nations praising the Arab Spring and chanting for “the Spring” to always continue.