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UN world summit atmosphere to Iran's advantage: President

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Sunday evening the atmosphere prevailing over the UN world summit in New York was greatly to the advantage of the Iranian nation.

"The statements made in this visit were completely welcomed by nations," said the president at Tehran's international Mahrabad airport upon his arrival here from New York.

President Ahmadinejad lashed out at "certain powers who think they are the owners of the world" and said, "These countries expected us to say things they like and sent messages and imposed pressures in this respect."
The Iranian delegation was familiar with these procedures and knew that they wanted to extend their domination in the world through these political games.

The president expressed his gratitude to the people of New York for tolerating the difficult condition of hosting the event and said, "I appreciate the police in the cities of New York and Washington and the UN police for the proper establishment of security."
Ahmadinejad said the world people pin hope on the Iranian nation. "The massive turnout of the Iranian nation in the recent presidential elections was made against the will of the
domination-seeking powers and attracted all attention to Iran like a political explosion in the world.

Turning to the objectives of his UN visit, he said he pursued three objectives in his visit. He mentioned them to be announcement of the viewpoints of the Iranian nation on key regional issues, holding negotiations with heads of various states on bilateral, multilateral nd international issues, and holding talks with the US-based Iranians.

"Today tranquility and psychological security of world nations have been endangered due to the imposition of poverty, discrimination and threats caused by the existence of nuclear arsenal and their deployment by powers who consider themselves superior to others.

Nowhere in the world is immune from the threats of these powers." It is necessary that this issue would be analyzed and Iran's viewpoints announced, he said.

On the necessity of changing the structure of the United Nations, he said, "We believe the United Nations Organization should be the organization of nations.

"If some countries are supposed to have the sensitive institutions of the UN at their disposal and turn it into a tool to impose their policies, this organization can no more be at the service of nations.

"The United Nations should be a defender of the rights of nations and of establishment of justice in international relations and believe in equal rights for nations within itself."
Asked about the meetings the Iranian delegation held with officials from other countries, he said they held meetings with more than 30 heads of states and on the whole held 40 meetings with prominent figures from various countries and organizations.

"The talks with the heads of state were held in a sincere atmosphere and Iran's logic was so powerful that the negotiating parties accepted our statements in all meetings."
Turning to his meeting with the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, he said even he confirmed Iran's stances with respect to the nuclear dossier but asked Tehran to give up its right.

Ahmadinejad said that Iran has had the highest cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the past two years and the agency's inspectors have inspected Iran's
installations more than 1200 person/day which is unprecedented in the history of the agency.

"We announced at the UN that based on our beliefs we are not seeking nuclear arms. We count on the power of our nation. Today nations, determine the fate of the world and the era of using force in political relations has passed," concluded the president.

President Ahmadinejad wound up his 5-day visit to New York Sunday morning after attending the UN's world summit and 60th General Assembly.

He delivered a speech at the UN world Summit Wednesday on the importance of dialogue, understanding and cooperation among different countries with the aim of materializing world peace and tranquility.

The Iranian president delivered another speech on Saturday during which he presented his proposals on Iran's nuclear program.

While in New York, Ahmadinejad met with senior officials of different countries participating in the General Assembly including the foreign ministers of the EU-3 (Germany, France and Britain).

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani and a number of president's advisors accompanied Ahmadinejad in his visit.


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