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Full Text: H.E. President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the XVI Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Iran

Publisher‘s Note: I appreciate this speech that Dr. Ahmadinejad delivered. It is almost as if he overheard my heart to heart conversation with the UN Security Council Special Envoy to the Arab Nations in 2009-2010 about my vision with how this speech was crafted. It brings tears to my eyes. Thank you, Your Excellency. I highlighted extremely pertinent points for Humanity to ponder. These are TRUTHS that should not be ignored. We must end the insanity, greed, violence, and power-lust and choose to respect each other’s diversity. It is the only way and the true Universal TRUTH that leads towards World Peace.

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September 2, 2012 (TSR) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday August 30, 2012. Below is the full text.

In the Name of God, the Almighty –

Honorable Heads of state or Government, Esteemed UN Secretary General and Honorable Head of the UN General Assembly, Distinguished Ministers and heads of Delegations, Dear Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen

I thank the God Almighty for helping us to hold this very important meeting and I would like to express my appreciations as well as those of the people of Iran, to all the honorable participants for coming to Iran, your own home, to participate in the 16th NAM Summit and thank you for your trust in people and government of Iran.

We honor and remember the late founders of the Non-Aligned Movement Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru from India, Jamal Abdul Nasser from Egypt, Josip Broz Tito from former Yugoslavia, Ahmed Sukarno from Indonesia and Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana and also our other colleagues who have passed away within the period of the last two recent Summits such as esteemed presidents of Philippine, Nigeria, Ghana and leader of North Korea and former president of Algeria. We also honor and remember late Mr. Rajaei and late Mr. Bahonar, the martyred president and martyred prime minister of Iran who were assassinated by terrorists about thirty one years ago. So I would like to ask honorable participants to observe one minute silence.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech at the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Thursday August 30, 2012. (Photo: Press TV)

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the Honorable President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for his constructive efforts during the chair of the Non-Aligned Movement.

I would like to appreciate His Eminence, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution for His valuable participation in this important meeting.

Dear Colleagues,

We have gathered here to review the process of changes and developments in the present world and to make better future for our people and the human community, at large.

There is no doubt that all of us and even all the nations and states are dissatisfied with the present conditions.

The historical and common causes and wishes of humanity, such as the eradication of poverty, discrimination, humiliation, war and hatred have not yet been materialized. People have not yet been able to establish a prosperous life full of beauty, compassion, love and good health on the basis of justice, freedom, dignity and sustainable peace.

For hundreds of years, human sufferings have continued; and in the recent era, new forms of slavery and colonization have been imposed on nations.

Excellencies,

Several capitalist groups from only a few of the world countries are controlling main centers of economy and wealth, while the majority of the people of the world are suffering from poverty and are required to pay the price of mismanagement and abuse by those few countries.

Almost all the capitalist countries are in debts more than their GDP; and this means they have in fact gone bankrupt and are exploiting the resources of other countries extensively without their permission while they need their own resources more than those capitalist countries.

They are also creating paper assets and imposing continuous inflation on all the other nations. They plunder the wealth of other countries without making any efforts. Some reports indicate that the US government has created paper assets of more than 32,000 billion dollars.

Most of Africa’s and Latin America’s main and rich mines are under the control of several companies affiliated to global capitalists; this is while people of these regions have not been allowed to exploit even a slight of these God-given wealth and resources.

The economic mechanisms of the world have been developed in a manner that the problems of some capitalist states are systematically spread to other counties in exchange for their wealth.

Advanced science and technologies are monopolized by certain groups which in many cases use them as a tool to impose their political objectives.

Human and indigenous cultures, which are the fruit of thousands of years of efforts based on the divine nature of all human beings and are shared in depth and concept by all nations, and at the same time are considered as the beauties of human community, have all been under organized assault so that nations are deprived from their identity and be vulnerable to hegemony.

They are trying to undermine the personality of woman and the foundation of family. Efforts are underway to impose a particular type of ill-identified individualistic and collective life on nations.

From the political point of view, the basic rights and independence of nations are constantly exposed to threats; countries are being occupied under various pretexts. The progress and authority of independent nations are being demonized and impeded.

Arms sale as a lucrative business is considered normal. Wars and conflicts are being imposed on nations and states in order to keep the arms market profitable.

Human trafficking, poppy cultivation, drug dealing and terrorism are clearly supported and spread. And therefore, they have turned sustainable peace and security as an unachievable wish.

 

It is evident we need more time to explain more about different aspects of problems and maladies.

Dear Colleagues,

Justice and freedom seekers as well as the righteous late leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement have stood against such injustices and called to reform these processes. Many uprisings and efforts have been also put in place in this regard.

However despite all these very valuable and sacred efforts, the state of affairs has not yet changed in favor of nations and in line with sustainable peace and justice.

The important question is: What is the main reason behind this? Some are deceitfully insisting to attribute the reason to the weakness of nations.

I think the main reason behind the failure of the international community to establish sustainable peace and realize human causes should be searched in the foundations of the thought and performance of the current global management.

Despite the establishment of the United Nations, which created lots of hope, and in spite of the many efforts by the sympathizers, the global governance has impeded the establishment of sustainable peace and security and a better life for people.

Excellencies,

The present global governance, as the main reason behind the undesirable conditions of the world in the past two centuries, has been having two main important and influential features:

First: Monopolization

It is evident that several certain states and more precisely several capitalist groups have monopolized the main centers of power and economy of the world.

For example, all of us in the Non-Aligned Movement are present in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Yet, independent managers and experts of these two important organizations are being influenced and pressured by some certain states which prevent them from offering fair and expert comments. In fact, in many cases in practice, the IMF and the World Bank are forced to justify the unilateral and opportunistic policies of certain states.

Monopoly of the United Nations Security Council is quite evident to all. After 65 years, and despite of the fact that all the countries of the world emphasized the legitimate rights of the people of Palestine, but in practice the policies of the Security Council have led to the confirmation of the fake criminal Zionist regime and further expansion of its occupation and crimes and oppressions.

In Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, the people are killed and assassinated in an organized manner and the Security Council justifies all these situations, since the main party responsible for all these events is a permanent member of the Security Council wielding veto power.

Which independent country could achieve its fundamental rights by relying on the Security Council without being worried or making concessions?

How can we imagine that the UN Security Council with certain countries such as US and UK with veto power in their hands and being party to conflicts themselves could act independently and on the basis of justice. The independent states and nations do not have any source for realization of their legitimate rights. The Security Council has even seized the authority of General Assembly and imposes its domination on it.

Secondly: Selfishness and domineering

We all know that the rulers of today’s world are those who were colonial powers and slave owners of yesterday who have taken possession of the world’s power and wealth today the guise of new slogans and new methods without changing their domineering and selfish attitudes.

They see themselves as the superior race and consider others as inferiors and slave.

They give themselves the right to create ethnic, racial and religious conflicts among nations and pave the ground for further domination and hegemony.

They again give themselves the right to humiliate other nations and violate their rights and to start war for their own economic interests and to massacre a great number of people in this regard.

They allow themselves to impede the progress of other societies and plunder their wealth, personality and independence.

They have no mercy even on their own people. Look at the status quo in North America and Europe.

People in these countries are hostage to a few exclusivist and hegemonic political parties and their voice of protest to such monopolistic and hegemonic management is not heard.

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Instead of developing compassion, love and affection towards humans and nations, they have based their management on promoting disunity and conflict in the world in a selfish and arrogant manner.

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Instead of developing compassion, love and affection towards humans and nations, they have based their management on promoting disunity and conflict in the world in a selfish and arrogant manner.

They only and only think of their legitimate and illegitimate interests’, and in their thought, divine and human values such as justice, freedom, human dignity and basic rights of nations are ignored and should be sacrificed for their unlimited profit and interests.

It is crystal clear that such a management is to the disadvantage of all nations and even themselves. The continuation of such a management is definitely impossible.

An important change should occur and conditions be changed to the benefit of humans.

We should all rise to establish a new world order based on fair mechanisms, common logic based on peaceful co-existence through understanding, cooperation, and participation in important collective decision making at the global level.

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An important change should occur and conditions be changed to the benefit of humans.

We should all rise to establish a new world order based on fair mechanisms, common logic based on peaceful co-existence through understanding, cooperation, and participation in important collective decision making at the global level.

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My dear friends

In this regard, the most important and main issue is the global management, which should be fundamentally and principally reformed. Otherwise, if we sit together for years without reforming the current global governance fundamentally and take thousands of small and big decisions and try to implement them, our period will also terminate without any fundamental and detrimental change.

In the joint global governance, fundamental changes should happen to the benefit of nations and in line with justice.

It is clear that global governance in future should have two specific features:

First, love and compassion towards common divine and humanistic values such as justice, freedom, human dignity, realization of the rights, mutual respect and affection toward humankind across the globe.

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It is clear that global governance in future should have

two specific features:

First, love and compassion towards common divine and humanistic values such as justice, freedom, human dignity, realization of the rights, mutual respect and affection toward humankind across the globe.

And secondly, joint participation in global management.

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Dear Colleagues

Without promoting compassion and founding our deeds and decisions on affection, and replacing selfishness and bullying in relations between humans with friendship, the establishment of peace, serenity, progress and welfare will be impossible. Slavery, colonialism, plundering, domineering and warmongering are the result of the lack of compassion and affection in the hearts of a few but powerful people who are promoting hatred and selfishness.

We all should be promoting friendship and compassion. The global management should be in hands of people whose hearts are full of compassion and affection towards humans, righteousness, justice, freedom and human dignity; those who become sad when nations are sad and those who become happy when nations are happy; those who love all and all love them; those who are not seeking personal, partisan and group interests; those who are not seeking domination over others but prefer the rights and interests of humans over anything else.

And secondly, joint participation in global management.

Experience has it that monopoly in any area and more importantly in the global management will bring about corruption.

A mechanism should be devised so that all countries participate in the global management in an atmosphere of fairness and sympathy and based on compassion and affection. Monopoly in global management should be broken.

If all countries have active participation in global management, no opportunity will be provided for certain countries to discriminate and bully others and impose their own will on all. In this way, opportunity will be provided for all to make use of the available facilities.

It is clear that basics of thought and social interaction should change from selfishness and bullying to compassion, affection and an interaction based on justice and respect. The realization of such a big human cause is the mission of you and me.

I believe this is the fundamental cure for the diseases which have plagued the human society for several hundred years; and it can be administered.

We enjoy great capacities. Under joint participation, we can devise necessary mechanisms such as an independent political arbitration council and monetary fund, bank, insurance and other economic bodies. We can also invent new methods of commerce, such as barter and currency swap and end the domination of one specific foreign currency from global transactions. We can provide better conditions for our nations and have a more effective and constructive impact on global management mechanisms.

We can implement our plans more efficiently and promptly in order to safeguard our culture for the betterment of our youth and women.

The Non-Aligned Movement, in order to guarantee its survival and expedite the achievement of its supreme goals, should found entities to make use of the capacities of the youth and women for the global flourishing of the movement.

I believe that the wishes of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement can be summarized in the realization of the idea of joint global management which would guarantee the establishment of sustainable peace based on justice, freedom and human dignity—a heavy responsibility which is on our shoulder.

The capacities of the Non-Aligned Movement and the Member and Observer States are much bigger.

Our movement can play a determining role in international relations to the benefit of members and to the benefit of peace and justice.

We can establish a temporary secretariat and open necessary bodies for the organization and consolidation of the powers of the Member States in various political, economic and cultural areas as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation in order to build a better world and establish sustainable peace.

The movement can help the United Nations and its subsidiaries in an organized manner to reform the standing management structures and approaches.

The noble nation of Iran, thanks to its historical experience and great achievements in confrontation with the pressures and problems created by oppressor powers, is fully prepared to use all its capacities in cooperation with you to reform the standing global management and establish good global governance in view of your participation.

Dear Friends

We are fortunately in a turning point in history. Marxism has collapsed and the bullying capitalism is reaching its end. Its historical days are numbered. This reality is indicative of the correctness of the non-aligned nations who have identified and denounced the historical diversion of tyrant regimes.

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We are fortunately in a turning point in history. Marxism has collapsed and the bullying capitalism is reaching its end. Its historical days are numbered. This reality is indicative of the correctness of the non-aligned nations who have identified and denounced the historical diversion of tyrant regimes.

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Today is the day of nations. Today is the day of re-defining and pursuing the main causes of the Non-Aligned Movement and planning for the realization of all human causes and goals. Without doubt, if the capacities of this great movement are properly exploited, it is possible to have a better and shorter transition from the status quo to the new era with less harm and open a new nice chapter in global landscape to humanity.

Fortunately, our goals in the joint global management are the same goals of the divine prophets and the righteous in establishing sustainable peace and justice and promoting compassion and affection across the globe. The God Almighty has promised that the day when nations are prepared and determined, this great cause and goal will be realized by the promised savior of nations, the real lover of humans and the true administrator of justice, Hazrat Mahdi (May God Hasten His Reappearance) in the accompany of the Jesus Christ (PBUH) and all the other righteous and freedom and justice seekers of the world.

The necessary precondition for transition to such an era is to promote compassion and unity and adopt a global approach towards cooperation and joint and active global governance.

This, I believe, is the right way and in fact the only key for humans to free themselves from the oppressors and tyrants, and perceive a prosperous future for humanity—a way on which men and women will go with more knowledge, enthusiasm and steadfastness.

This is the way; the way is open; and now is the beginning.

Once again, I thank you all and all those who made their best for this Summit Meeting to be held successfully. I truly welcome the brotherly cooperation and support of you.

I also congratulate the Venezuelan Government as the next chair of the Non-Aligned Movement and wish success and good luck for my brother Mr. Hugo Chavez.

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