Ahmadinejad to UN: 'Uncivilized Zionists' Threaten Iran
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- 2012 Sep 26
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called once again for the end of Israel as he addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, CBN News reports. U.N. schedulers chose Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, to hear from Ahmadinejad, who stepped to the podium as Israeli Jews were preparing to wind up 24 hours of fasting and prayers. With U.S., Canadian and Israeli representatives boycotting his speech, Ahmadinejad said his country was threatened by "uncivilized Zionists ... and the self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil ... are responsible for poverty, corruption, ignorance and oppression and discrimination in every corner of the world." Ahmadinejad had already accused the United States on Tuesday of bullying, during a speech in which he also called for a new world order.