US government thinks if a country has no diplomatic ties with the US, then it cannot function – Ahmadinejad

President Ahmadinejad of Iran, in an interview with foreign media emphasized that the Americans seem to think that they are the center of the world, and that all international relations and trade and cooperation between countries can only take place if they approve of such ties.

President Ahmadinejad pointedly added: “Such a way of thinking is obsolete, out-dated, belonging to the ‘colonialist era’, but today the world has changed greatly and it has moved on”.

He said that today Brazil government seeks more presence in the Middle East; is it related to the relations between Brazil and the United States? Why do Americans think they should allow all international communications and monitor them?

In further comments, President Ahmadinejad said: “Today, powerful countries which manage the world, allow themselves to invade and occupy other sovereign nations, to suppress independence-seeking popular movements, and use the pretext of bringing democracy and freedom to other nations, to militarily invade those countries”.

He asked, “Who is responsible for the spread of terrorism and drug production increase in Afghanistan?” and added, “Today, the way the world is managed is full of injustice; it is run in a way which is to the detriment of humanity as a whole”.

In further comments, President Ahmadinejad said just one of the countries which claim to champion human rights and democracy around the world spends a staggering 700 billion dollars on its military per year. He went on to say that the current world order is based upon wars and conflicts, whereas what the world really needs is a world order based upon peace and friendship.

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