Ahmadinejad once again calls for new world order

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ISLAMABAD – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reaffirmed the need for fundamental changes for the creation of a new world order on the basis of justice and humanity, saying the era of capitalism has reached its end.

“A fundamental change and the establishment of a new humane order require firm determination and will and joint efforts by all countries. Each and every one of us must enforce the determination to participate in the process of achieving a sustainable peace, and finally security and welfare for people,” Ahmadinejad said in an address to the summit of the Group of Eight Developing Countries (D8) in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, on Thursday. 

He added that regional countries and nations should play a leading role in “defining and establishing the new world order in the future” thanks to their rich history and culture and unique resources. 

He emphasized that the recognition of rights is considered as a “basic right for all humans” in this new global order, noting that all human beings can have their legitimate and absolute rights to enjoy a sustainable peace, security, welfare and progress. 

During the past decades, we witnessed the emergence of a complicated system of colonialism and hegemony which has affected global resources and taken its toll on all of us, Ahmadinejad stated. 

Former colonial powers, who were masters adept at slavery, have now taken up a new face with different slogans to plunder the resources of nations on the basis of offensive teachings, he pointed out. 

The Iranian chief executive added that militarism, aggression and violation of national sovereignty of countries have increased in states such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.

“All of us seek to put an end to unilateralism, aggression and arms race,” Ahmadinejad said. 

He stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation to make use of resources and the economic, political and geographical potentials in order to “play a key role in securing welfare for nations and making reforms in the global order.” 

We can strengthen our relations more than ever before and resist against hegemonic powers to protect our nations’ interests, the Iranian president pointed out. 

President Ahmadinejad arrived in Islamabad Wednesday night to attend the D8 summit. He also held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the summit. 

The D8 group comprises Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Egypt, Bangladesh and Indonesia. 

With a population of one billion people, the D8 group has a combined market value of one trillion dollars. It is determined to boost its trade volume to USD 500 billion by 2018. 

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