Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has lashed out at the United States and Israel as the root cause of problems plaguing the human community.
“The most problems humanity suffers from are the result of the expansionist and non-divine rule of the United States and its evil hanger-on, the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Ahmadinejad said at the opening ceremony of the 28th International Holy Qur’an Competition in Tehran on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
“The uncivilized Zionists, for the sake of their own passions, have crushed and are crushing all humans under their heavy wheels of their egotism, materialism and capitalism,” he added.
The Iranian president referred to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the Israeli army and the deaths of over one million people in the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as further proof that Washington and its Middle East ally have sacrificed all human virtues to reach their colonial goals.
“Today, when there is a crime, corruption or dictator, wherever there is humiliation of humans — when we pursue we come across the Zionist regime or the US or their allies,” Ahmadinejad pointed out.
“They know no boundary for stuffing their bottomless pockets,” he added.
The Iranian top executive official described reliance on God and his messengers as the only way toward perfection and happiness and attributed all plights of humankind to detachment from divinity.