Ahmadinejad Slams US, Israel at Shanghai Cooperation Summit
While the Chinese and Russian leaders sat and listened–
Front row from left, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon and Kyrgyzstan’s President Roza Otunbayeva, and back row from left, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and other guests pose for a photo after a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a regional security group dominated by China and Russia. (AP/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejar launched a vicious attack on Israel and the US at the Shanghai Cooperation Summit. The Chinese and Russian leaders sat impassively during his speech.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched into a brutal attack of the West at a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Wednesday, mentioning Zionism as one of history’s worst ills.
He said that 60 plus years of Zionism has brought only humiliation and destruction to the Palestinians and the region.
But Israel got off easy in Ahmadinejad’s tirade, viciously attacking the US and the West for a long litany that includes slavery, colonizations, the pillaging of Africa, World War I and II and numerous wars since then, dropping a nuclear bomb on defenseless civilians, and creating the atmosphere leading to 9/11 which he said was the pretext for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq which he said has cost some one million casualties
The other leaders at the conference, including Chinese President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan,Tajikistan, India, Pakistan and Mongolia, sat impassively during his comments.