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Ahmadinejad in Denmark: Blames Capitalism For Climate Change

Source: Press TV

Ahmadinejad arrived in the Danish capital of Copenhagen on Thursday to attend a UN sponsored conference on climate change.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described capitalism and materialism as root causes for the world's environment crisis. Addressing a UN sponsored climate change conference in Copenhagen, he said that the capitalism is based on interfering in nature and encouraging people to use natural resource more than they need.

"Profit-making approach to the world resources must be avoided," he said.

Ahmadinejad also said that Tehran supports the Kyoto protocol, urging world leaders to live up to their international commitments. " Greenhouse gas emission has dealt a blow to the planet earth. "

He also accused the US and its allies of preventing the use of advanced technologies by other nations.

The Iranian president noted that all nations must be able to use clean and renewable energy sources including nuclear power in a bid to fight climate change.

"All countries must gain access to new technologies to diversify their energy resources and be able to use clean and renewable energy such as wind, solar, sea tide, geothermal and nuclear energies," he said.

Ahmadinejad slammed Washington for thwarting Tehran's efforts to combat climate change by opposing its nuclear program.

"American leaders and their friends emphasize ( Iran must only )continue to use fossil fuel," adding " They ( US and its allies) resort to various coercive methods to hinder development of new technologies intended to promote the use of renewable and clean energy."

Ahmadinejad also called on major powers, particularly the US, to dedicate a part of their military budgets for fighting pollution in the world.

He said Iran is ready to share the result of research and experiences on the use of clean energy with other countries.

He is scheduled to hold talks with some foreign leaders on the sidelines of the Copenhagen climate summit.

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