|Name: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad||Find on Amazon India: Link|
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Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche.
It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals.
Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation.
One can not impede scientific progress.
Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats.
Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide.
Our nation is today a powerful nation.
People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites – let’s say the sites around Iran – where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.
The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them.
The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam.
The United States’ administrations… must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.
Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.
Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers.
We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that.
We believe that visa quotas should be lifted and people should visit anywhere they wish freely.
We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts.
Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can’t.
Global equations undergo changes, this is their nature.
Fortunately, Iranians are politically active worldwide.
For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other’s rights.
For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there.
We’ve never been anti-Semitic.
In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making a statement that reflects their opinion. From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far better than in many other places in the world.