Ahmadinejad: Hegemonic Powers Influence Region with Terror Acts
On his official visit to Armenia, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed that the hegemonic powers of the world aim at influencing the region with terrorist actions.
During his meeting with Iranians residing in the Armenian capital Yerevan, Ahmadinejad noted that the hegemonic powers only care to pass on their power to their pawns in the region, making of them their "puppet regimes".
Moreover, President Ahmadinejad indicated that the arrogant powers of the west have victimized millions of people through provoking wars, adding that their time has come to an end.
"The West is jealous of Iran's progress in various fields including science, construction and economy. Hegemonic powers know well that a powerful Iran can change international equations. The West has always tries to pressure Tehran by sanctions but it could not impede Tehran's progress", Ahmadinejad stated.
In this context, the Iranian President affirmed that referring to terror has never been one of Iran's values in culture or policies. "Iranians around the world are advocates of justice and peace", he stated in this regard.
Also, visiting the Armenian parliament, Ahamdinejad highlighted the mutual interests of Tehran and Yetevan, saying "they have similar stands on various issues including the establishment of peace and justice in the world".
President Ahmadinejad met with Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, where the first iterated that "Tehran and Yerevan have good ancient, cultural relations and the two sides' relations have been always constructive in the past decades".
Furthermore, in a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Ahmadinejad shed the light on major topics on the bilateral, regional, and international levels.
In a joint statement published on Friday, both Presidents emphasized on the right of all nations to exploit peaceful nuclear energy. The statement also noted that all nations of the world should respect the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and all international rules and regulations related to prohibiting the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
In addition, the statement announced that both countries have signed five memorandums of understanding (MoU) covering various fields including construction of hydroelectric power plant, cooperation between the Institute for Standards and Industrial Research of Iran and the Armenian National Institute for Standards. The MoU also include cooperation in the fields of social welfare, employment and environment protection.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by moqawama.org team