Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his Own Words
Posted: September 25, 2012
September 24, 2012
"They (Israel) have no roots there in history. They do not even enter the equation for Iran."
(Interview with U.S.-based journalists)
"The Zionists are very much, very adventuresome, very much seeking to fabricate things, and I think they see themselves at the end of the line and I do firmly believe that they seek to create new opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors."
(Interview on CNN with Piers Morgan)
September 9, 2012
"Today, interactions in the international arena make it fully evident and clear that the leaders of this small [international Zionist] party make all of its decisions and imposes them on European leaders. [The Zionists] imposed World War I on Europe and today those countries are forced to admit their wrong doings. We are certain that the world will soon be rescued from the hand of the Zionists."
"Why is it that world leaders are still sensitive to and emphasize the Holocaust? Politicians normally don't pay significant attention to history and the past. The reason for the sensitivities is that the Holocaust is the excuse for the establishment of the Zionist regime, and is an active agent [used] in the political environment. The Zionist regime relies on the Holocaust and if it's take away from the regime, the philosophy of its existence disappears and all politics in the international arena which where were based on it will come undone."
(Interview with French journalists)
August 17, 2012
"The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumor. Even if the Zionists remain on one span (more like inch) of the Land of Palestine is dangerous, because they will come to have a legal and official government."
"A new Middle East will definitely take shape, but with the grace of God and the help of the nations in this new Middle East, there will be no American or Zionist presence in it."
(Speech in Tehran marking annual Iran Quds Day protest against Israel's existence)
August 6, 2012
"If everyone in this field of activity [journalism] can guard their freedoms in the face of the Zionist network that has a monopoly over all international media outlets, they can defeat it…Journalism was made to report the truth, but the Zionists, just like how they have misled and deviated all facets of humanity and cause their decline, have also caused the decline of journalism."
(Speech at the opening ceremony of "Journalist Day" in Tehran)
August 1, 2012
"The Quds Day is not merely a strategic solution for the Palestinian problem, as it is to be viewed as a key for solving the world problems; any freedom lover and justice seeker in the world must do its best for the annihilation of the Zionist regime in order to pave the path for the establishment of justice and freedom in the world…the presidential election hopefuls must go kiss the feet of the Zionists to ensure their victory in the election….If the people's votes really counts in those countries, why then a candidate must go to kiss the feet of a clandestine Zionist minority, sacrificing the entire prestige, chanted mottoes, and values of their system before the Zionists, and justifying the entire criminal acts of that regime?"
"It has now been some 400 years that a horrendous Zionist clan has been ruling the major world affairs, and behind the scenes of the major power circles, in political, media, monetary, and banking organizations in the world, they have been the decision makers, to an extent that a big power with a huge economy and over 300 million population, the presidential election hopefuls must go kiss the feet of the Zionists to ensure their victory in the elections."
"The Zionist regime is both the symbol of the hegemony of the Zionism over the world and the means in the hand of the oppressor powers for expansion of their hegemony in the region and in the world….The Zionist that has resorting to lies and phony promises attracted a group into their lands from around the world in order to expand their hegemony over the regional nations taking advantage of their presence are now mistreating them…Zionism is the modern times plight of the human society and when we meet the European politicians they say speak transparently about everything, but they refrain from talking about the Zionist regime, which proves that Israel is the axis of unity of the world hegemonic powers."
(At a meeting with ambassadors and embassy staff of Islamic countries in Tehran)
May 11, 2012
"Israel is nothing more than a mosquito which cannot see the broad horizon of the Iranian nation."
(Address to a large gathering in Khorassan Razavi province of Northeastern Iran)
January 3, 2012
"Zionists, who have no faith in religion or even God, now claim piety and intend to take away the Islamic identity of the Holy Quds. This ridiculous move is in fact the continuation of the colonialist polices of oppressors, which will not save the Zionist regime, but also take the regime closer to the endpoint of its existence."
(Speech to a delegation from the Turkish-Palestinian Parliamentary Friendship Group)