Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ahmadinejad Condemns World Powers for Atomic Arsenals

By Ladane Nasseri | Bloomberg.com

July 29 (Bloomberg) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized the world's most powerful countries for expanding their atomic arsenals while attempting to stop the progress of other nations toward ``peaceful nuclear energy.''

``The expansion of nuclear arms by oppressing powers is continuing and other nations' peaceful nuclear activities are being condemned by these very countries through accusations that they are being aimed at constructing nuclear weapons,'' Ahmadinejad said in a speech aired live on state television.

``The United Nations Security Council is backing the interests of powerful countries and dismissing the rights of most other nations,'' he said in today's address to foreign ministers from the Non-Aligned Movement who met in Tehran. ``There is no influential and independent body to enforce nuclear disarmament by countries possessing nuclear weapons.''

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