Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21 /Trend/
Hegemonic powers were serving interests of 'uncultured capitalists" under the pretext of bringing democracy to world nations, Iran's President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in New York on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
"Hegemonic powers claim to bring democracy and liberalism to nations while they are pursuing interests of unclutural capitalists using bombs and weapons," the President said in a meeting with anti-war activists and leaders.
He further said, "30 years ago, the US was considered an invincible power by the world nations, but today it is not even able to solve its minest problems."
Ahmadinejad is in New York to take part in the
66th UN General Assembly. He is to address the gathering on Thursday.
During the visit, he is accompanied by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Energy Minister Majid Namjou, Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Gazafari, Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare Abdur Reza Sheikholeslam.
The Iranian president plans to hold separate meetings with a number of world leaders as well as various American groups and the Iranians residing in the US.
It is Ahmadinejad's seventh visit to the U.S. since his first presidency (2005).
Last year, Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN General Assembly broke the scandal. He said the U.S. administration was involved in the 9/11 tragedy. The U.S. delegation left the meeting during Ahmadinejad's speech.
Edited by T.Konyayeva.