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They've had hours and weeks and days of inspections in our country. And over and over again, the agency's reports indicate that Iran's activities are peaceful, that they have not detected a deviation, and that Iran has -- they've received positive cooperation from Iran. But regretfully, two or three monopolistic powers, selfish powers, want to force their word on the Iranian people and deny them their right. They keep saying [Moderator: "One minute"] -- one minute.
MR. COATSWORTH: Mr. President, I think many members of our audience would be -- would like to hear a clearer answer to that question, that is -- (interrupted by cheers, applause).
The question is: Do you or your government seek the destruction of the state of Israel as a Jewish state? And I think you could answer that question with a single word, either yes or no. (Cheers, applause.)
PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD: And then you want the answer the way you want to hear it. Well, this isn't really a free flow of information. I'm just telling you where I -- what my position is. (Applause.)
I'm asking you, is the Palestinian issue not an international issue of prominence or not? Please tell me, yes or no. (Laughter, applause.)
There's a plight of a people.
MR. COATSWORTH: The answer to your question is yes. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD: Well, thank you for your cooperation.
MR. COATSWORTH: One by one, it is, yes. (Applause.)
The first question is: Do you or your government seek the destruction of the state of Israel as a Jewish state?
PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD: We love all nations. We are friends with the Jewish people. There are many Jews in Iran living peacefully with security. You must understand that in our constitution, in our laws, in the parliamentary elections, for every 150,000 people we get one representative in the parliament. For the Jewish community, one-fifth of this number they still get one independent representative in the parliament. So our proposal to the Palestinian plight is a humanitarian and democratic proposal.
Originally posted by 4thDoctorWhoFan
Now please stop hijacking the thread.
Originally posted by Night Watchman
so easily swayed by the words of a man who is clearly favors ... the installation of an Islamic caliphate.
Those who are parsing his words in a desperate attempt to find some crumbs of intelligent need to awake from their paranoia-driven hatred of America and the west and start thinking for themselves.
What you need to ask yourselves is, why is it that you are (rightfully) so cynical of most politicians while you so willingly accept everything this moron says at face value.
I hope you realize how ill informed and uneducated it makes you seem. Thankfully you are but a small group of tin hatted basement dwellars whom will never have any effect on the matters of any import.
Originally posted by Jgruh4e
The biggest blunder IMO was the 'welcome speach' of the president of the institution.
...prove right there that this guy is a liar or out of touch with reality, two scary things when you come to realize that this is a Head of State that we are talking about.