Source: Mehr News Agency
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says capitalism is on the verge of death and has called for an overhaul of the "undemocratic and unjust" global decision-making bodies.
Many seats at UN general assembly were empty during Ahmadinejad's speech
"Discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approach
are facing defeat and getting closer to the end," Ahmadinejad told a summit
meeting assessing progress on achieving UN goals to drastically reduce poverty
Ahmadinejad called on world leaders, thinkers, and global reformers "to spare no effort" to make practical plans for a new world order, AP reported.
Ahmadinejad called for fundamental reform of "the undemocratic and unjust" world order.
"The world is in need of an encompassing and, of course, just and humane order in the light of which the rights of all are preserved and peace and security are safeguarded."
"The demanding liberal capitalism and transnational corporations have caused the suffering of countless women, men and children in so many countries," AFP quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
He added, "Now that the discriminatory order of capitalism and the hegemonic approaches are facing defeat and are getting close to their end, all-out participation in upholding justice and prosperous interrelations is essential."
"The undemocratic and unjust governance structures of the decision-making bodies in international economic and political fields are the reasons behind most of the plights today humanity is confronting," Ahmadinejad stated, according to Bloomberg.
The past decade, he said, was "unfortunately marred with war, occupation, carnage, wandering and intimidation."
Decade for Joint Global Governance
The Iranian president called for a new order based on the "divine mindset," suggesting that the next 10 years be called the "Decade for the Joint Global Governance" and urged all leaders at the UN to plan for its realization.
Ahmadinejad shared the stage Tuesday with world leaders, among them Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The summit on the Millennium Development Goals is assessing the successes of eight measurable goals set a decade ago that were intended to help halve extreme poverty and alleviate hunger and disease by 2015.
Ahmadinejad will address the 192-nation General Assembly again on Thursday during its annual General Debate, in which world leaders traditionally cover issues important to them.
Resuming ties with U.S. is easy, Ahmadinejad says
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said it would not be difficult to resume relations between Iran and the United States. "The conditions are easy" for resuming ties, Ahmadinejad said in a video conference with American academics, when asked whether Iran and the U.S. could open embassies in each other's capitals.
The Iranian president added, "All the U.S. government has to do is to respect the Iranian nation and accept equal conditions in relations."
'Seeking peace through war is a big lie'
In a meeting with anti-war coalitions in New York on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said those who claim to establish peace through wars are the "greatest liars of history."
"Peace without justice is meaningless," Ahmadinejad stated.
Without doubt the majority of people in the U.S. are in favor of peace and justice, but unfortunately a deceitful group is trying to present itself as the majority, he noted.
'Iran welcomes talks with West'
President Ahmadinejad also met with a number of U.S. reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York.
The president said Iran welcomes negotiations over its nuclear issue based on justice and mutual respect.
Ahmadinejad added the Islamic Republic is ready for dialogue, adding it is probable that the talks will begin in the near future.
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