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‘Iran, Zimbabwe firm against bully’

Posted by seumasach on April 23, 2010


23rd April, 2010

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized bullying powers for making attempts to deprive world nations of their inalienable rights.

“A number of bullying powers in the world have violated the rights of nations and have, for centuries, deprived them of their inalienable rights,” said Ahmadinejad on Friday at the opening ceremony of an international trade fair in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo.

“Even today, these powers try to possess all the resources of the world and do not want nations to achieve peace, prosperity and security.”

“Bullying powers take no steps toward the development of other countries and only have their own interests in mind,” he added.

The Iranian president went on to say that world nations have a bitter experience of the meddling of these powers, which seek to invade and destroy the markets of other countries and prevent their scientific progress.

“All governments and nations have the right to decide their fate and use their natural resources for their progress and to fight poverty and illiteracy.”

“World nations including Iran and Zimbabwe have decided to stand firm against bullying powers and not allow injustice and oppression to prevail,” he said.

The Iranian president is currently on a two-leg tour African tour.

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