Dr. Ahmadinejad in a meeting with the new Portuguese ambassador:
Iran never been after taking revenge on Europeansnews id: 39365 - 2012-07-05 09:27:02
President Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with the new Portuguese ambassador to Iran, Mario Fernando Damash Nunes.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reprimanded the European Union for its hostile policies against the Islamic Republic, saying the country has never sought to avenge Europe’s imposition of hardships.
The Iranian nation has taken the brunt of adversity from European countries as in the case of 'the eight-year [Iraqi] imposed war, but it has never sought revenge,' said Dr.Ahmadinejad.
He furthermore, reiterated, “Of course Portugal’s stands at that time were positive, but many European countries have encountered the Iranian nation antagonistically, without having any logical reason for doing so.”
It is not clear what the European countries and EU will benefit from their enmity and opposition to Iran, added Dr.Ahmadinejad.
President said: "We believe such a stance is imposed on European countries by leaders of hegemonic powers.
He also stated that the current world order is nearing its end and emphasized the need for a replacement for the degenerating one that has nothing to present to humanity.
Dr.Ahmadinejad added: "The world needs a new order based on justice and respect that all nations would be able to participate in the global management in a constructive way.
“The international relations must be regulated based on mutual friendship and respect among the governments and nations and no nation can keep on living without friendly and constructive relations with the other nations.”
The Portuguese ambassador submitted his credentials to the Iranian president and called for enhanced bilateral relations in areas of politics, culture, sports and academy.
He expressed hope that the 27-nation EU would revisit its position on Iran, saying his respective country supports the rights of the Iranian people and their peace and security.
He meanwhile appreciated the Islamic Republic of Iran’s humanitarian and precious role regarding the refugees issue and their problems.