Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appearing at “The World Without Zionism” conference Oct. 26, 2005
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believes Iran will be victorious in its nuclear row with the West because he is “in relation with God,” while President Bush is inspired by Satan.
Ahmadinejad was speaking to a group of supporters at a mosque in the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to media reports.
“We say that we will be victorious,” he said. “One day somebody asked me whether I was in relation with somebody when I say that we will be victorious. I answered: ‘Yes, I am in relation with God.’”
His comments come as Tehran faces the prospect of United Nations sanctions over its failure to halt uranium enrichment. The United States maintains Iran’s nuclear program could be diverted to making nuclear bombs.
“In foreign politics, one should not be frightened or fear these people,” Ahmadinejad said of Western leaders.
The European Union is expected to acknowledge today that nuclear talks with Iran have failed. It is also expected to support a return to the U.N. Security Council to prepare sanctions.
“Satan inspires Mr. Bush,” he repeated several times in his remarks.
Poster for “The World Without Zionism” conference in Tehran, Oct. 26, 2005
Ahmadinejad also reiterated that Iran would not suspend its nuclear program, “even for one hour,” and said there would be no retreat, “even one millimeter back.”
He dismissed talk about possible war breaking out over the nuclear issue as nonsense, saying some people were making an unnecessary fuss about U.S. naval ships reportedly sailing towards the region.
Since becoming president of Iran, Ahmadinejad has been known for his caustic remarks that have included calling for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth, denying the Holocaust and for suggesting Israel be moved to Europe.
Less well-known are his equally harsh statements calling for the eradication of the U.S.
Ahmadinejad’s speech in Tehran last fall, in which he called for Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth, got a healthy amount of coverage by the international media.
Yet, despite the number of stories published and broadcast, a key element of that address to “The World Without Zionism” conference was overlooked.
It wasn’t just a world without Zionism and Israel that Ahmadinejad and his friends in Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups were envisioning. It was a world without the United States of America.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at “The World Without Zionism” conference Oct. 26, 2005
At the October 26, 2005, Tehran conference, Ahmadinejad was photographed gesticulating at a podium showing the name of the conference. These photos were published worldwide – from Al-Jazeera to the Associated Press.
Shots showing the wider view, however, were only revealed later after being obtained by Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin, the online intelligence newsletter published by WND’s founder. The oversized emblem for the conference shows an hourglass with two balls falling through – one representing the U.S., already cracked and fallen, the second representing Israel.
“Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism?” he asked. “But you had best know that this slogan and this goal are attainable, and surely can be achieved.”
Ahmadinejad said Iran has developed a strategic “war preparation plan” for what it calls the “destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization.”