Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with Iran President

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during their meeting during the

Eighth Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Aug. 28.



Iranian Republic News, Islamic Republic of Iran

President Ahmadinejad Blames 'Zionists' for Georgia Crisis


Could it be that 'Zionists' are behind the recent crisis in the Caucuses? According to this news account from Iran's state-run Iranian Republic News Agency. Such is the latest crime ascribed to those one-time yearners for the promised land, who the unsettling Iranian president appears to blame for most of the world's ills.


August 29, 2008


Islamic Republic of Iran - Islamic Republic News - Original Article (English)

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that there is evidence that proves Zionists are behind the events on South Ossetia and Abkhazia.


"We have information showing that Zionists have has a role in the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia," said President Ahmadinejad, during an interview with reporters on the sidelines of the Eighth Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.


President Ahmadinejad said that problem in the Caucasus was caused by the intervention of the "ultra-regional powers." He said that if those powers didn't interfere, regional governments would be able to solve their problems on their own.


"In our opinion, if Georgian officials had acted properly and not allowed outside forces to interfere, the situation wouldn’t have taken on its current dimensions," the president said.


President Ahmadinejad said that the world is speedily moving toward change and development. He said that on the one hand, there are changes that come as a result of unilateralism and discrimination, and on the other, there are those that result from the resistance of nations to movement that run counter to humane approaches.  



The proper method of change, he said, is the recourse to law and justice - and making the respect for human beings and law the basis of international relations.


Asked about the Iran-U.S. relations, President Ahmadinejad said, "Had U.S. officials heeded the view of experts, conditions would have recovered by now."


On the SCO summit, the president said the SCO members constitute more than one third of the world population and enjoy high capacity with drastic impact on global equations.













































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The Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, while meeting with what his personal Web site described as 'People from Different Social and Ethnic Backgrounds.'

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