The following are excerpts from a speech delivered by Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on Iranian News Channel (IRINN) on August
*Clip # 1241 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The U.S and England
Are Not Worthy of Security Council Membership. Those Who Want Good Relations
with the Iranian People Should Bow and Surrender to its Might
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: When they talk about a "New Middle East," they mean a
Middle East that is held captive by America, England, and the Zionist
regime. When they talk about a "New Middle East," they do not mean progress,
development, independence, or freedom for the countries [of the region].
They oppose independence, freedom, and progress. Look at Iraq, Palestine,
Lebanon, and other places. I say to them: The peoples of the region have
awakened. It so happens that our peoples are also calling for a New Middle
East. The Middle East that our peoples want is a free Middle East, which is
not under the control of America and England.
Those who were involved in planning this barbaric attack, those who
supported this barbaric attack, and those who prevented the ceasefire are
accomplices in the crimes of the Zionist regime, and must be placed on
trial. To be more specific, America and England purport to support human
rights, freedom, and democracy. When a cat's leg is run over by a municipal
vehicle in some city, they hold a mourning ceremony. But they had the
audacity to postpone the ceasefire for at least three weeks. They explicitly
declared that the Zionist regime should be allowed to crush the resistance,
and to occupy the land, and that [only] then would there be a cease-fire. I
want to declare loud and clear, so that the whole world will hear: These two
countries are not worthy of being members of the Security Council.
If you want to have good relations with the Iranian people in the future,
you should acknowledge the right and the might of the Iranian people, and
you should bow and surrender to the might of the Iranian people. If you do
not accept this, the Iranian people will force you to bow and surrender.
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