October 24, 2006

Ahmadinejad: "I Have a Connection With God"

(Too bad it's not by a rope around your broken neck, monkey-boy, but one could only hope.)

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Special Dispatch-Iran
October 19, 2006
No. 1328

Iran President Ahmadinejad: "I Have a Connection With God, Since God Said That the Infidels Will Have No Way to Harm the Believers"; "We Have [Only] One Step Remaining Before We Attain the Summit of Nuclear Technology"; The West "Will Not Dare To Attack Us"

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In an Iftar address to an audience of his supporters, including members of the Union of Islamic Engineers and supporters of the Khat-e Emam,(1) on October 14, 2006, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that he had a connection with God, and promised that Iran would continue to develop nuclear energy, and would not give in to the West's demand to suspend its uranium enrichment "even for one single day."

The parts of Ahmadinejad's address regarding his connection with God were reported by the independent Iranian news agency Iran News, which is active within Iran, on October 15, 2006, under the title "A Different Report by Iran News on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's New Shocking Address at the Iftar of the Engineers Union."

Like Ahmadinejad, other members of Iran's upper echelons have also recently expressed their objections to a suspension of uranium enrichment like that undertaken by the previous president, the reformist Mohammad Khatami. At a meeting with the heads of Iran's ruling authorities, Iran's Supreme Leader 'Ali Khamenei said, "Had we not taken the path we took two years ago, [i.e.] consented to suspend uranium enrichment, perhaps today we would be kicking ourselves, [saying] 'Why didn't we try that path?' But today we are moving ahead [towards our goal], with complete confidence and with absolute control, and [today] no one can claim any longer that we were mistaken in the path we took [i.e. our current refusal to suspend enrichment] in the nuclear issue, because we did try the other path [i.e. consent to suspend enrichment]..."(2)

The reformist daily Aftab-e Yazd reported that Ahmadinejad had said in his address that Iran "must stand firm [in its nuclear policy]; we have one more step, and if we pass that, this [matter] will be attained."(3)

A few days previously, on October 11, 2006, Ahmadinejad had made similar statements on the nuclear issue, in a speech in the city of Shahriyar:"...The enemies are completely paralyzed, and cannot in any way confront the Iranian people. If our people maintain unity and solidarity, they [i.e. the enemies] must expect a great [Iranian] victory, because we have [only] one step remaining before we attain the summit of nuclear technology."(4)

In that speech, Ahmadinejad underlined the West's inability to act:
"The enemy will never confront us. An attack on Iran is nonsense."(5)

The following are the main points of the Iran News report of Ahmadinejad's Iftar speech:(6)

The Second Islamic Revolution

The Connection to God and the Anticipated Muslim Victory Over the Infidels

Iran's Nuclear Policy

Attitude Towards the U.S. and Bush


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