Ahmadinejad In his own words
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the sixth and current President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the main political leader of the Alliance of Builders of Islamic Iran, a coalition of conservative political groups in the country. His second presidency term ends on August 3, 2013. He is not eligible to run for another term under the current Iranian constitution.
Ahmadinejad is a controversial figure both within Iran and internationally. He has been criticized domestically for his economic lapses and disregard for human rights. He launched a gas rationing plan in 2007 to reduce the country’s fuel consumption, and cut the interest rates that private and public banking facilities could charge. He supports Iran’s nuclear energy program. His election to a second term in 2009 was widely disputed and caused widespread protests domestically and drew significant international criticism.
Is Ahmadinejad aiming for Nuclear Peace?
“Our nuclear activities are fully legal, and they will never be used for military purposes.”
“Our religion prohibits us from having nuclear arms. Our religious leader has prohibited it from the point of view of religious law. It’s a closed road.”
“This weapon is inhumane…If any country tries to build a nuclear bomb…they waste their money on resources and…they create a big danger to themselves.”
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“Those who are seeking to build nuclear bombs or those who stockpile, they are politically and mentally retarded.”
Or is Ahmadinejad leading Iran (and the world) towards Nuclear War?
“If some try to impose their will on the Iranian people through a language of force and threat, we will reconsider our entire approach to the nuclear issue.”
“Have no doubt… Allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will conquer all the mountain tops of the world.”
“Iran is ready to transfer nuclear know-how to the Islamic countries due to their need.”
“We should prepare the ground so that Muslim countries will become powerful because if we become powerful…no country will allow itself to invade the region.”
“Resistance will continue until Iran sends its enemies to the morgue.”