Tehran: “They think they are dealing with a four-year-old child, and want to fool him into exchanging gold for a few nuts and candies,” President Ahmadinejad said, alluding to the West’s recent incentives regarding Iran’s nuclear program. [ ]
President Ahmadinejad made the remarks at a very large gathering of people in Markazi Province, in his thirteenth visit to the region since taking office.
“We advise you to abandon the literature of the colonial era,” the President said, recommending that Europe not sacrifice its own interests for the expedience of others [America and the Zionist regime].
“We seek nothing but our legal rights, enshrined under the NPT [Non-Proliferation Treaty],” the Chief Executive asserted, adding that the law governs everyone, and so everyone must return to it.
“We pin no hope on your benevolence, but please do no do evil to us,” the President said, in his rejection of the European trio’s ‘incentives.’ The President’s remarks were interrupted by repeated calls of “Ahmadinejad, we love you.”
Ahmadinejad affirmed that Iran is in no need of European help to achieve scientific progress.
“We have thus far remained committed to all conventions, and you should remain so too,” he said, adding that now, it is the West’s turn to show commitment to established conventions.
The President advised Europeans not to act in a manner that inhibits other NPT members carrying out their responsibilities or makes them abandon the NPT and give up on international bodies.
He vowed that intimidation would fail to hinder Iran from restoring its legal rights.
“They are holding a stick over our heads, and then call on us to give in to their incentives … The era of bully is over,” the President underlined.
Ahmadinejad said his nation felt bitterness over Europe’s efforts, which persuaded Iran to previously suspend its uranium enrichment, when it realized that Europe’s promises were empty.
President Ahmadinejad proposed that all nations that have mastered the uranium enrichment cycle suspend their facilities, to allow an independent committee to verify which countries had diverted uranium [for military purposes].