Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and other religious leaders Tuesday, according to an English translation of the Iranian president’s Web page posted Wednesday.
In a photo seen here, Farrakhan — who is known for making brutally anti-Semitic assertions, and calling President Obama a “murderer” for the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi — is seen smiling as he sits at a table with the Iranian president.
According to Ahmadinejad’s Web page, the night before his address to the UN General Assembly, Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan and seven other leaders of “Abrahamic religions” listened to the Iranian president’s desires for a new world order.
Ahmadinejad made his case again for the regime’s nuclear program, arguing that Iran has a right to develop clean energy and stressing that “US animosity” against the Iranian government and its nuclear program is due to America’s desire for the Middle East’s energy resources, the Iranian government claimed on their webpage.
“He further pointed to the Western countries contradictory approach regarding their opposition to the atomic bombs and said if they are true with their claims why they do not destroy their own nuclear bombs first,” the Iranian government wrote of Ahmadinejad’s comments.
The Iranian president went on to demonize Israel, saying that the “Zionist regime” demonstrates their weakness by threatening Iran. Ahmadinejad’s website notes he added that the “Zionist regime is suffering from mental disequilibrium.”
Ahmadinejad claimed that America is seeking to reestablish itself as an empire but that the “Iranian nation is scared of nothing and will confront all bullying powers,” and that the American system and its two political parties leads to “discrimination.”