Polling only solution to Palestine problem, President
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan Prov, Dec 14, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday Iran believed polling was the only solution to the Palestinian problem so that the Palestinians would be given a chance to determine their own fate.
The president who arrived in this southeastern city Wednesday morning further told the local people, "The Iranian nation believes the only solution is that all Palestinians take part in a referendum and announce their viewpoint on their government."
President Ahmadinejad was elaborated on his remarks made on the sidelines of a recent summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference in Saudi Arabia which faced a propaganda ballyhoo by western media.
He said, "There I said to come and have a look at Palestine.
Every day people are getting killed, women and children are getting buried under debris, farms are being set ablaze, people who have been living there for thousands of years are being displaced, people and personalities are targeted with prior notice.
"Now the question is where the people who commit these crimes and are now rulers in Palestine and permit themselves to carry on such crimes, to displace and imprison the local residents of the land have come from. Where are their fathers from? Where had they been for thousands of years? How is it that they now have the right to self-determination but the nation which has been living in the land for thousands of years, does not have such a right?"
Ahmadinejad said another question he raised there was why the Palestinian nation should pay for the crimes the Europeans have committed.
"If the Europeans are telling the truth in their claim that they have killed six million Jews in the Holocaust during the World War II - which seems they are right in their claim because they insist on it and arrest and imprison those who oppose it, why the Palestinian nation should pay for the crime. Why have they come to the very heart of the Islamic world and are committing crimes against the dear Palestine using their bombs, rockets, missiles and sanctions."
Stressing that "the same European countries have imposed the illegally-established Zionist regime on the oppressed nation of Palestine", he said, "If you have committed the crimes so give a piece of your land somewhere in Europe or America and Canada or Alaska to them to set up their own state there.
"Then the Iranian nation will have no objections, will stage no rallies on the Qods Day and will support your decision."
Ahmadinejad said some have created a myth on holocaust and hold it even higher than the very belief in religion and prophets because when a person expresses disbelief in God, religion and prophets they do not object to him but they will protest to anyone who would reject the Holocaust.
He said those who claim to be advocates of freedom of expression, democracy and human rights take advantage of propaganda means in the face of his vivid and documented reasoning and criticize him and say Iran's president seems to be incapable of living in a civilized world.
The president further said, "If your civilization consists of aggression, displacing the oppressed nations, suppressing
justice-seeking voices and spreading injustice and poverty for the majority of people on the earth, then we say it out loud that we despise your hollow civilization."
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