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Iran not after military confrontation

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Islamic Republic seeks its due position in the management of the world without a military confrontation.

The Iranian president identified the current global issues with the West’s unilateralism and monopoly of power, and said, “We are not afraid of expressing ourselves, yet we do not seek a military confrontation.”

He made the comments in an address to a gathering of Iranian expatriates in Tehran on Monday.

President Ahmadinejad underscored the new management mechanism of the world, which has been monopolized by the West, should be modified and made to allow for the participation of all nations.

Commenting on Iran’s nuclear program, the Iranian chief executive slammed the Western powers for the sanctions and accused them of hypocrisy, saying they “have more than 20,000 atomic bombs altogether and they still fear Iran for not having one.”

He further pointed out that the West has maintained its double standards on supporting tyrannical systems while pretending to promote democracy around the globe.

The president lauded the Iranian culture for its ‘limitless capacities’ and noted that the West fears Iran’s cultural potential which enables the country to reach across to other nations and spread globally.

He said the “arrogant powers seek to control the world by plundering the wealth of the Middle East.”

President Ahmadinejad said the regional nations will not allow the West to dominate the region and the world.

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