Ahmadinejad: We can better lead the world
Evidently, the symbolism of a powerful electrical storm that knocked out power during his speech was lost on Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad: We can better lead the world - News from Israel, Ynetnews
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says nuclear standoff resolvable by dialogue Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that his country’s nuclear standoff with the West can be solved through dialogue, while calling for unspecified “new conditions” in negotiations.
Ahmedinejad, on an hours-long stopover in Senegal en route to Cuba for a summit of the Nonaligned Movement, said the debate over Iranian nuclear enrichment could be solved peacefully.
...Asked if he believed his country would be slapped with UN sanctions, as pressed by the United States, Ahmadinejad said there was “no reason” for sanctions and called on the US to moderate its language.
"The American leaders should prefer to not speak in an angry fashion,” he said, before asserting that his country is a natural international leader.
Declaring solidarity with Africa
“We believe the on the basis of law and justice, we can better lead the world,” he said at an early-morning briefing, amid a powerful electrical storm that brought power cuts to the conference hall, before flying onto Cuba. Ahmadenijad earlier met with President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, a heavily Muslim and deeply impoverished West African nation.