September 26th, 2012
09:03 PM ET

Ahmadinejad slams Israel, calls for new world order, then opts for conciliatory approach

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made heated claims that Iran is under threat of military action from "uncivilized Zionists," an obvious reference to Israel.

These claims come after a slew of interviews this week where Ahmadinejad expressed anti-Israel views.

Both the United States delegations to the United Nations, along with Israel's delegation chose not to attend Ahmadinejad's speech in protest of his latest comments.

Ahmadinejad also condemned the United States and European Union, who he says have "entrusted themselves to the devil," referring to the United State's leading position in world affairs. In addition, he criticized capitalism and how the United State's handled Osama Bin Laden's death.

But the Iranian president did not discuss his country's nuclear program.

Filed under: Iran • United Nations
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  1. matt a

    I predict the first Israeli strike on either his residence or that of his psychiatrist.

    September 26, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Reply

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