Ahmadinejad's Speech Before the UNSubmitted by celeste on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 08:29
Lots of spin in the media on this. You read and decide.
"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
bitter 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,"