Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the country’s post-election developments proved that certain European powers are “politically backward.”
“When we heard after the [June 12] election that certain European countries have announced that the doors of their embassies are open [to street protesters], we learned that … they are politically backward,” President Ahmadinejad said Wednesday.
“On the other hand, we thank God that their true nature has once again been made known to everyone.”
The president added that the actions of certain European states came as ‘they cannot even manage their own countries.’
“Against a backdrop of fear, they have taken each others’ hands so they will not fall,” Ahmadinejad said in reference to the formation of the European Union.