Ahmadinejad Blames State of the World on Those ‘Who Have Entrusted Themselves to the Devil’

Melanie Arter | September 26, 2012 | 1:13pm EDT
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks during an exclusive interview with Associated Press editorial staff during his visit to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(CNSNews.com) – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday blamed the “current abysmal” state of the world and “the bitter incidents of history” on “wrong management” and those who are committed to “the devil.”

“The current abysmal situation of the world and the bitter incidents of history are due mainly to the wrong management of the world and the self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech before the U.N. General Assembly in New York City.

“The order that is rooted in the anti-human thoughts of slavery and the old and new colonialism are responsible for poverty, corruption, ignorance and oppression and discrimination in every corner of the world,” he said.

Ahmadinejad said the current world order is “founded on materialism,” shaped by “selfishness, deception, hatred and animosity,” and “believes in the classification of human beings,” among other things.

“It is founded on materialism, and that is why it is in no way bound to moral values. It has been shaped according to selfishness, deception, hatred and animosity. It believes in classification of human beings, humiliation of other nations, trampling upon the rights of others and their domination,” he said.

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The current world order also “seeks to expand extermination by spreading discord and conflicts among ethnic groups and nations,” the Iranian leader said. “It aims to monopolize power, wealth, science and technology for a limited group.

“Policies of the world’s main centers of powers are based on the principle of domination and the conquering of others. These centers only seek supremacy and are not in favor of peace and definitely not at the service of our nations,” he added.

Ahmadinejad then criticized the elections in “capitalist countries,” saying political candidates don’t have “the interest of the people of the world at their hearts” and money spend on election campaigns are “nothing but an investment.”

“Are we to believe that those who spend hundreds of millions of dollars on election campaigns have the interest of the people of the world at their hearts? Despite what big political parties claim in the capitalist countries, the money that goes into election campaigns is usually nothing but an investment,” he said.

“In such countries, people have to vote for parties that only represent a small number of people,” Ahmadinejad said.

“Human and ethical values are sacrificed in order to win votes and the willingness to listen to the demands of the people has become only a tool at the time of election,” he said, adding that the current world order is “discriminatory and based on injustice.”

Ahmadinejad called for a new world order that recognizes man as “God’s supreme creature” and one that is founded on trust and kindness. “Rulers must love people,” he said.

“A just and fair order,” he said, is one “in which everybody is equal before law and in which there is no double standard.”

“Leaders of the world must regard themselves as committed servants of the people, not their superiors,” Ahmadinejad added. “Authority is a sacred gift from people to their rulers, not a chance to amass power and wealth.

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