In NY, Ahmadinejad meets with rabbis
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran will continue to “fight for the rights” of oppressed nations in the face of global tyranny.
In a Wednesday meeting with a group of anti-Zionist rabbis in New York, Ahmadinejad said the rights of religious minorities is of primary importance for Iran.
He further added that Zionist groups are taking advantage of Judaism to further their political gains in Israel and other parts of the world.
The Iranian President praised the Jewish leaders who had shown the dark side of Zionism to the world by distancing themselves from pro-Zionist policies.
For their part, the rabbis praised Ahmadinejad and presented him with a book as a token of their gratitude for Iran’s efforts in maintaining the rights of the Jewish people of Iran.
Iran has the largest Jewish population in the Middle East next to Israel.
Like the country’s other religious minorities, the Jewish people are free to practice their faith and have one reserved seat in the Iranian Parliament (Majlis).
Ahmadinejad is in New York to attend the month-long nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, which opened on May 3 at the UN headquarters.