Ahmadinejad Rails Against U.S., Israel at the UN; Nations Walk Out


ahmadinejadIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opened his mouth at the United Nations and the United States walked out. While seeming to offer an olive branch last night during the 64th General Assembly, he then broke out in rant against the United States and Israel. As world leaders gathered inside the U.N., outside was a sea of green as protestors issued a clear message to Ahmadinejad: You’re not welcome.”Hey hey ho ho … Ahmadinejad has to go!” was one chant.

“He’s a lunatic. He’s a liar and a lunatic,” another protester said.

“We want freedom, no more killing. No more abusing!” came another outburst.

Mehran Madani of California said in her opinion he’s not even the rightful leader of his own country.

“He stole the election and he is the president of Iran. We are here to tell the world he is not our president. He is not the president of the Iranian people and he must go,” Madani said.

Ahmadinejad used his spotlight before the General Assembly to make scathing remarks against its archenemy Israel and also the United States and its allies, prompting the American delegation to walk out.

Ahmadinejad steered clear from directly speaking about Iran’s suspected nuclear arms program, and instead exhibited a softer image of a diplomatic man willing to come to talks.

“One of the most Democratic and progressive governments in the world is ready to mobilize all of its cultural, political and economic capabilities to engage in a constructive process aimed at addressing international concerns,” Ahmadinejad said.

Iranians who now call the U.S. home were listening intently at a restaurant in Great Neck on Long Island. They are hoping for a change for their loved ones still back in their homeland.

“There was no showdown. That means Ahmadinejad is more responsible and somebody that we can talk to and deal with. And this is an achievement for him,” Dr. Ghassan Shabaneh said.

“Some of the people that live here have relatives back home. Some of the people that live here have homes back home.”

Added Arman Kouzami of Pennsylvania: “I really hope the nations hear our voice and get united with us, because it’s a matter of humanity.”

Several foreign ministers speaking at the U.N. said Iran may face tougher sanctions if it does not come clean about its nuclear program before the Geneva talks in October.

{CBS Broadcasting/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}