Ahmadinejad to improve world
[Iran Press TV Latest] Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for constructive engagement with the world, vowing continued 'servitude' to the people, 'justice and progress'.
"Without engaging the world, it is impossible to develop the country and the correct development will inevitably influence others, as without improving the world, it will be impossible to establish the good life*," the president told a group of students today, reports IRNA.
Referring to the protests at the disputed June 12 presidential election, which saw him return to office for a second four-year term with an overwhelming 63 percent of the votes, he blamed the "enemies," for the rallies.
"Today, the enemies are distressed because of the maximum and startling participation of the people in the elections, and with 'Divine Favor', the will of the Iranian nation and the Islamic revolution shall bloom in the world more quickly," he explained.
Turning his attention to the West, Ahmadinejad said, "However much the West opposes the Islamic Republic of Iran, the will of the Iranian nation for resistance against the bullies will be increased manifold."
He went on to dismiss the West's model of democracy. "In the democracy of the West, the exalted values and the people are ignored,... (whereas) the aspiration and origins of the Islamic Revolution are different from those of other revolutions. Because, in the Islamic Republic that rose from the revolution, the object is the realization of Divine aspirations and the commands of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and, consequently, the perfection of humanity," the president stipulated.
Posted by: Fred 2009-06-20