The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, expressing hope that a bright and golden future lies ahead for the global community, stated, “Living under the guidance of the Creator and in accordance to His prescribed laws, love for all humanity and struggle for the establishment of justice is to the benefit of even the hegemonic powers controlling global transactions. If they fail to heed His laws, the Almighty arm of God will rise from the sleeves of nations, closing all doors on them and ending their hegemony and expansionism.
In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful
“All praise be to
Allah, the Lord of the universe, and peace and blessing be upon our
Master and Prophet, Mohammad, and his pure household, and his noble
“Oh God, hasten the arrival of Imam Al-Mahdi and grant him
good health and victory and make us his followers
and those who attest to his rightfulness.”
I am grateful to the Almighty for granting me another opportunity to be present in this world Assembly.
In the last three years, I have talked to you about great hopes in the
bright future of human society, and some solutions for achieving
sustainable peace and expanding love, compassion, and cooperation. I
have also talked about unjust systems governing the world; pressures
exerted by some powers seeking to trample the rights of other nations,
oppression imposed on the majority of the global community, especially
on the people of Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Africa, Latin America, and
Asia; about challenges we are faced with, such as efforts to shatter
the sanctity of families, destroy cultures, humiliate lofty values,
neglect commitments, expand the shadow of threats, as well as about the
arms race and the unfairness and inability of the systems governing
world affairs in reforming the status quo.
With the occurrence of various new developments, the debility of
existing mechanisms has been revealed even more. However, at the same
time, an encouraging trend, which has originated in the thoughts and
beliefs of peoples, has blossomed and become stronger. Posed against
the despairs caused by the new developments, this trend has ignited the
ray of hope for a brilliant, desirable and beautiful future in the
hearts of men.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today I would like to talk to you about the main reasons behind the
conditions ruling the world and the means to tackle them. Of course,
you are already aware of what I am talking about, but I think it is
necessary to remind ourselves.
It seems that the roots of problems lie in the way one views and
perceives the world and humankind, as well as in the important issues
of freedom, obeisance to God, and justice. The world, humankind,
freedom and obeisance to God, and justice, have been of utmost
importance to humans throughout history.
1. The World:
God Almighty purposefully created the world. This world is the bedrock
for the evolution and growth of a creature called man, and the laws
governing the world and all other creatures are at the service of man's
quest for loftiness. The world should provide the needed opportunities
for the fulfillment of the purpose behind man's creation. No
phenomenon, creature, or indeed anything has been created in vain.
Together they all pave the ground for the flourishing of mankind in a
complex and purposeful system, and they are, each, one of the signs of
God Almighty. All are His creations and He is the sole creator and
ruler of the world. All existence including power, knowledge and wealth
come from Him.
God created the world for humans and humans for Himself. He created
humans from mud and in the soil, but He did not want them to remain in
the soil and with animal instincts. He kindled the light of guidance in
their souls and asked them to rise from the soil to the heavens and to
Him with the help of wisdom, prophets and perfect men.
The world will ultimately disappear, but God has created man for
eternity and has made them a manifestation of Himself. Creativity,
mercifulness, kindness, knowledge, wisdom, zeal, concealment of sins,
splendor, justice, bounteousness, generosity, greatness, love, glory,
dignity, forgiveness, insight, kingship and all other goodness and
beauty are attributes of God.
God has not created humans for aggression, bloodshed, rancor,
selfishness and destruction. He made humans His vicegerents on earth
and has asked them to, on the one hand, make earth prosper by using
their God-given potentials and to prepare the ground for the growth of
divine attributes in all humans, and to provide all with a life full of
beauty, amity, freedom, justice and goodness; and on the other hand in
pursuance of this path, to prepare for a prosperous, everlasting life
endowed by God's mercy.
God has obligated humans to live divinely and socially, for it is only
through social life and interactions with others that divine attributes
3. Obeisance to God:
God Almighty has tied their perfection and true freedom of humans to
their devotion and obedience to Himself. True freedom and obedience to
God are in balance and in fact are two sides of the same coin.
Obeisance to God means confessing to monotheism and obeying His commands, and to be free from ungodly worship.
Obeisance to God means the acceptance of the absolute truth, the absolute light, and the absolute beauty.
Obeisance to God means abandoning selfishness and animal instincts,
power-seeking and aggression, surrendering to righteousness, justice,
love, and perfection.
And in this way, humans can achieve their true freedom and flourish,
they can grow and manifest divine attributes, have affection for
others, stand up for justice, and fear no power or threat, and defend
the oppressed. In such an environment, one’s freedom will not impinge
on any others’. Contention and conflict are characteristic of
materialistic freedom and animal instinct. The essence of all divine
religions and obeisance to God and true freedom is disassociating from
oppressors and instead obeying and worshiping God, for:
- God is omniscient and knows all that is revealed or kept secret, and He is kind and merciful.
- All creatures are humble before Him and resign to His will.
- God is alive and is the Creator of the universe and all life.
- God loves His creatures and desires nothing but goodness, blessings,
and perfection for them, and is against bullying, injustice,
selfishness and domination.
Justice is the foundation of the creation of humankind and the whole
universe. Justice is tantamount to placing every phenomenon in its own
place, and providing humans with opportunities to actualize all their
divine capabilities. Without it, the order of the universe will
collapse and the opportunity for perfection will fade away. Without
justice, it would be impossible for human society to taste real peace,
beauty, joy and happiness. Justice is the main pillar of social life
and without it, social life cannot continue or grow.
Humans need to know God in order to realize a prosperous society in
this world as well as to strive for a beautiful eternal life, and to
this end they first have to know themselves and strive for loftiness in
themselves and their societies. However:
- as long as the world is construed as closed, limited and aimless,
- as long as eternal life is considered imaginary and illusory and
afterlife and the Judgment Day as well as reward and punishment are
thought of as fictional and unreal,
- as long as morals and commitment to them are called backwardness, and
immorality, lies, deceit and selfishness are considered desirable, and
humans are limited to a materialistic life in this world,
- as long as attempts are made to replace obedience to God and
following His prophets and true freedom with servitude to materialistic
tendencies and animal instincts and servitude to oppressing human
beings, and contention reaches its pinnacle,
- as long as the aggressors, because of their financial, political and
propaganda powers, not only escape punishment but even claim
- and as long wars are started and nations are enslaved in order to win votes in elections,
not only will the problems of the global community remain unsolved, but they will be increasingly exacerbated.
Friends and Colleagues,
Let’s look at the situation of the world today:
Iraq was attacked under the false pretext of uncovering weapons of mass
destruction and overthrowing a dictator. The dictator is toppled and
WMDs are not uncovered. A democratic government is established by the
votes of the people but, after 6 years, the occupiers are still there.
They insist on imposing colonial agreements on the people of Iraq by
keeping them under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. Millions of people have
been killed or displaced, and the occupiers, without a sense of shame,
are still seeking to solidify their position in the political geography
of the region and to dominate oil resources.
They have no respect for the people of Iraq and disregard any dignity,
rights or status for them. The UN is not capable enough to solve the
problems and to remove aggression, occupation and imposition.
In Palestine, 60 years of carnage and invasion is still ongoing at the
hands of some criminal and occupying Zionists. They have forged a
regime through collecting people from various parts of the world and
bringing them to other people’s land by displacing, detaining, and
killing the true owners of that land. With advance notice, they invade,
assassinate, and maintain food and medicine blockades, while some
hegemonic and bullying powers support them. The Security Council cannot
do anything and sometimes, under pressure from a few bullying powers,
even paves the way for supporting these Zionist murderers. It is
natural that some UN resolutions that have addressed the plight of the
Palestinian people have been relegated to the archives unnoticed.
In Afghanistan, production of narcotics has multiplied since the
presence of NATO forces. Domestic conflicts continue. Terrorism is
spreading. And innocent people are bombarded on a daily basis in
streets, markets, schools and wedding ceremonies. The people of
Afghanistan are the victims of the willingness of NATO member states to
dominate the regions surrounding India, China, and South Asia. The
Security Council cannot do anything about it because some of these NATO
members also happen to be the major decision makers in the Security
In Africa, efforts are made to reestablish the relationships of the
colonial era. By starting civil wars in large countries including
Sudan, disintegration of those countries is planned in order to serve
the interests of some corrupt powers. In case there is a national
resistance, the leaders of the resistance are put under pressure by
legal mechanisms created by the very same powers.
In Latin America, people find their security, national interests and
cultures to be seriously endangered by the menacing shadow of alien
domineering governments, and even by the embassies of some empires.
The lives, properties and rights of the people of Georgia and Ossetia
and Abkhazia are victims of the tendencies and provocations of NATO and
certain western powers, and the underhanded actions of the Zionists.
The never-ending arms race and the proliferation and stockpiling of
nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and the threats to use
them, and the establishment of missile defense systems, have made the
With regard to Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, despite the inalienable
right of all nations including the Iranian nation, in producing nuclear
fuel for peaceful purposes, and despite such facts as the transparency
of all Iranian activities and our country’s full cooperation with the
inspectors of the IAEA and the Agency’s repeated confirmation of the
fact that Iran’s activities are peaceful, a few bullying powers have
sought to put hurdles in the way of the peaceful nuclear activities of
the Iranian nation by exerting political and economic pressures against
Iran, and also through threatening and pressuring the IAEA. These are
the same powers that produce new generations of lethal nuclear arms and
possess stockpiles of nuclear weapons that no international
organization is monitoring; and, the tragedies of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki were perpetrated by one of them.
Indeed, they are not against weapons, but they oppose other nations’
progress, and tend to monopolize technologies and to use those
monopolies in order to impose their will on other nations. But it is
very natural that the great Iranian people, with their trust in God,
and with determination and steadfastness and with the support of its
friends, will resist the bullying and has defended and will continue to
defend its rights. The Iranian nation is for dialogue. But it has not
accepted and will not accept illegal demands. The time has come for the
IAEA to present a clear report to the international community on its
monitoring of the disarmament of these nuclear powers and their nuclear
activities, and for a disarmament committee to be established by
independent states to monitor the disarmament of these nuclear powers.
The theories of development that are in line with the hegemonic system
and not in accordance with the true needs of humankind and human
societies, have turned into repetitive and bland tools for assimilation
of economies, expanding hegemonic domination, destroying the
environment and destroying the social solidarity of nations. There is
no end in sight to this. Poverty, hunger and deprivation are hurting
more than one billion of the world's population and have dashed their
hopes for a decent life.
The dignity, integrity and rights of the American and European people
are being played with by a small but deceitful number of people called
Zionists. Although they are a miniscule minority, they have been
dominating an important portion of the financial and monetary centers
as well as the political decision-making centers of some European
countries and the US in a deceitful, complex and furtive manner. It is
deeply disastrous to witness that some presidential or premiere
nominees in some big countries have to visit these people, take part in
their gatherings, swear their allegiance and commitment to their
interests in order to attain financial or media support.
This means that the great people of America and various nations of
Europe need to obey the demands and wishes of a small number of
acquisitive and invasive people. These nations are spending their
dignity and resources on the crimes and occupations and the threats of
the Zionist network against their will.
Friends and Colleagues,
All these are due to the manner in which the immoral and the powerful
view the world, humankind, freedom, obeisance to God, and justice.
The thoughts and deeds of those who think they are superior to others
and consider others as second-class and inferior; who intend to remain
out of the divine circle, to be the absolute slaves of their
materialistic and selfish desires, who intend to expand their
aggressive and domineering natures, constitute the roots of today’s
problems in human societies. They are the great hindrances to the
actualization of material and spiritual prosperity and to security,
peace and brotherhood among nations. I explicitly state that the
Iranian people and the overwhelming majority of peoples and governments
are against those deeds and perspectives of the world- domineering
powers. Establishment of justice requires people who have achieved
moderation and justice inside themselves, and have restrained their
domineering attitudes and actualized their attributes of self-sacrifice
and are at the service of humanity. The complete and full-scale
manifestation of such characteristics can happen only under the rule of
the righteous and perfect human being who is obedient to God and who is
promised by the divine Prophets.
Of course with the grace of God Almighty a hopeful trend is flourishing
in the heart and soul of human societies. The universal eagerness for
justice, purity, and love for others, monotheism and the quest for
perfection is clearly and increasingly on the rise. A universal
resistance against the acquisitiveness, aggression and selfishness of
the bullying powers is being formed. Today, the bullying powers'
thoughts, practices and strategies are rejected by nations and
governments, and all are seeking to establish new human relations based
on justice with a view to attain prosperity, perfection, security, and
sustainable welfare. This is the very auspicious phenomenon that all
the traditions of creation and the ruling laws of the universe
emphasize and support.
Today, the Zionist regime is on a definite slope to collapse, and there
is no way for it to get out of the cesspool created by itself and its
supporters. The Islamic Republic of Iran, while fully respecting the
resistance of the oppressed people of Palestine and expressing its
all-out support for it, submits its humane solution based on a free
referendum in Palestine for determining and establishing the type of
state in the entire Palestinian lands to the distinguished Secretary
General of the UN.
American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its
next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders. Today,
the thought of hegemony quickly becomes a demerit.
And now a few words with the expansionist governments ruling global relations:
Be aware that living with obedience to God and carrying out His orders,
compassion for people and striving for the fulfillment of justice is to
your advantage too. I invite you to return to the path of God, the
Prophets and to the path of the people of the world and to the truth
The only route to salvation is a divine straight path. Otherwise, God's
hand of power will emerge from the sleeve of oppressed nations and will
make your life difficult, and will put an end to your hegemony.
Let's love the people of the world and respect their rights. Rectify
past behavior. This will benefit you and the human community. The
Iranian people are prepared, along with other nations, to help you be
rescued from your current situation and to establish peace and
Fortuitously, opportunities are accessible. With the grace of God
Almighty, the existing pillars of the oppressive system are crumbling.
Great developments in favor of humankind as well as its true and real
rights are on the way. A golden and brilliant future is awaiting
A global community filled with justice, friendship, brotherhood and
welfare is at hand, as I have elaborated. A community which will tread
the path of beauty and love under the rule of the righteous and perfect
human being, the One promised by all divine prophets and the One who is
the true lover of humanity. A community that will be devoid of any
fear, despair and privation. Such a community will soon be ours. The
community promised by the great divine Prophets Noah, Abraham, Moses,
Jesus Christ and Mohammad (PBUH) is about to materialize.
Let us, hand in hand, expand the thought of resistance against evil and
the minority of those who are ill-wishers. Let's support goodness and
the majority of people who are good and the embodiment of absolute good
that is the Imam of Time, The Promised One who will come accompanied by
Jesus Christ, and accordingly design and implement the just and
humanistic mechanisms for regulating the constructive relationships
between nations and governments.
Oh great Almighty, deliver the savior of nations and put an end to the
sufferings of mankind and bring forth justice, beauty, and love.
Let’s have a proper share in the establishment of that illuminated and promised divine age.