Arrogant Powers Oppose Iran's Ideals & Policies

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says hegemonic powers are using the nuclear energy issue as a pretext against the Iranian nation, stressing that the Islamic Republic ridicules such threats.

“The truth is, arrogant powers oppose Iran's ideals, existence and policies and intend to resist and impede the progress of the Iranian nation by any means,” said President Ahmadinejad.

However, the Iranian nation has always resisted against their measures and succeeded in taking steps towards advancement by relying on its own capabilities, he added.

“Today, when the enemies threaten us, the Iranian people respond with ridicule to their threats,” the Iranian chief executive pointed out.

Ahmadinejad further cautioned against plots hatched by arrogant powers against regional countries, saying, “Hegemonic powers and enemies of nations seek to prevent the establishment of cordial relations among regional states in order to be able to sell their own goods to them.”

He expressed the Islamic Republic’s complete readiness to transfer its experience and accomplishments in various fields to friend countries, including Egypt.

Iran's President also said the West is seeking to manufacture excuses and waste time in talks between Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1).

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, said the Western side has failed to keep the promises it made during the Baghdad meeting, the Iranian president's official website reported.

Ahmadinejad explained that officials from Iran and the P5+1 were to hold several meetings prior to the Moscow negotiations, but Tehran’s efforts to arrange the preparatory talks have been unsuccessful.

He said "following the Baghdad talks and based on the agreement reached there,” Tehran has “in several stages, pursued and requested the continuation of negotiations at the level of the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton’s deputies and the secretary of our country’s Supreme National Security Council, and no result has yielded from our calls.”

Accordingly, “we believe that the West is after concocting excuses and wasting time,” he stated.

It is feared that the group's failure to hold preparatory meetings at the level of deputies will result in the absence of a clear agenda for the Moscow negotiations, and will thus undermine the prospects of reaching any viable agreement.

The Iranian president restated his country’s willingness to continue dialogue, “despite the Western countries’ reluctance towards realization of a fundamental agreement” on Iran's nuclear energy program.

Ahmadinejad acknowledged that the West’s standoff with Iran over Tehran’s nuclear energy program could take more than one meeting to resolve. However, he expressed hope that the Islamic Republic’s good will and the previous talks in this regard will push the case forward towards an immediate resolution.

Iran’s President has also criticized the United States’ expansionist policies across the world, describing it as ‘a wolf of our time that is trying to gobble up the globe.’

President Ahmadinejad added that “this wolf (America) has waged several wars across the globe, and in collaboration with the Zionists, has brought the Palestinian nation under pressure and oppression.”

The president then emphasized that what we need in the world today are rulers that rise from among the people and those that possess moral values.

The Iranian chief executive also pointed to the historic cultural and civil ties between the people of Iran and China and asserted that both nations have in their record the experience of struggling against colonialist powers in their past as well.

He reiterated that the mission of Iranian and Chinese governments is to promote peace and affection throughout the world, and the universities can play a significant role in this regard.

Iran's President also said the US is doomed to fail in its objectives behind the recently sealed Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan.

Ahmadinejad pointed out that the US will fail in all its efforts to seize control of the world.

“One of the manifestations of such efforts is the signing of the security agreement with Afghanistan which, I am sure, will bring no benefits to the Americans and they will not achieve their objectives behind the agreement,” the Iranian chief executive pointed out.

Ahmadinejad pointed out, “Iran only seeks the establishment of security, peace and prosperity for the people of Afghanistan,” adding that the two countries will always stand by each other under any circumstances.

He made reference to the decade-long US-led war in Afghanistan and noted, “The Americans negotiate with the Taliban behind the scenes, but in an attempt to keep up appearances, they have staged a sham war with the Taliban, which mainly victimizes the innocent people and women and children.”

Iran's President said that hegemonic powers have manufactured terrorist groups as a tool to hamper the progress of regional nations.

“Hegemonic powers have organized these [terrorist] groups … and today they use them as an excuse to confront regional nations and block their progress,” President Ahmadinejad said.

President Ahmadinejad said that world powers do not respect the rights and interests of regional nations and added, “The aim of their presence and interference in regional affairs is to confront the sovereignty of nations and impede their progress.”

The Iranian chief executive said that challenges facing Afghanistan and Pakistan would not have persisted for long if foreign countries had not interfered by creating or aggravating the problems.

The president said that global powers continued to meddle in the affairs of Pakistan and Afghanistan to impede their development since they know that the progress of each and every one of regional countries will be to the benefit of all sovereign states.

He called for the promotion of cooperation to help pave the way for turning the status quo to the benefit of regional countries.