Stunner. Ahmadinejad Bashes US & Capitalism; Calls For More Nuclear Power At Copenhagen Junk Science Summit
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has lashed the US as an oil-addicted warmonger and insisted all nations should have access to renewable energy sources.
‘For about a century, oil has constituted the basic and strategic components of US security foreign policy, the same role it played for the previous empires,’ Ahmadinejad said at the UN climate talks in Copenhagen on Thursday.
‘During this period, oil-rich regions of the world became the theatres of wars and military adventurism that led to foreign domination on their energy resources.’
The United States, he said, gobbled up a quarter of the world’s oil and energy supplies yet had only five per cent of the world’s population.
‘Almost 40 per cent of the total motor vehicles of the world are moving in this country by occupying and controlling oil wells in other countries.
‘The country’s military budget is almost equivalent to the military budgets of the majority of countries altogether, and it has an active presence in all armed conflicts and wars in the world.’
Ahmadinejad’s attack was the core piece of an argument whereby he laid blame for damaging climate change on capitalism and the rush to exploit cheap and plentiful fossil fuels.
Among solutions, he said ‘all countries’ had to gain access to nuclear power to help ease the greenhouse-gas emissions that stoke global warming.