Ahmadinejad Tells UN 'Uncivilized Zionists' Continue To Threaten Iran [View all]
By Haaretz and Reuters
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium on Wednesday at the UN General Assembly in New York, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States will "do what it must" to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Iran is under threat of military action from "uncivilized Zionists," a clear reference to Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, saying that such threats from big powers are designedto force nations into submission.
"Continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example ofthis bitter reality," Ahmadinejad said in a 33-minute speech.
Taking place on the Jewish day of atonement Yom Kippur, it was the Iranian president's eighth appearance before the 193-nation assembly and his last before his second and final term ends next year.