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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad: First Iranian leader to visit Cairo in more than 30 years

By Al Arabiya with Reuters | 05 Feb 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Cairo Tuesday to attend the Islamic Solidarity Organization conference, a step that marks the first visit of an Iranian president to Egypt in 34 years.

President Mohamed Mursi kissed Ahmadinejad as he disembarked from his plane at Cairo airport, footage broadcast by Egyptian state television showed.

On the sidelines of the summit, Ahmadinejad will also meet Al Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmad el Tayyeb, head of Egypt’s leading Sunni Islamic institute.

Iran cautiously mulls break up with Syria’s Assad

By Associated Press | 20 Dec 2012

It wasn’t exactly a break-up moment between Iran and ally Bashar Assad. But Tehran’s whiplash diplomacy over the weekend suggested its embrace of the Syrian president could be cooling.

Just a day after Iran’s foreign minister pledged unwavering support for the embattled Assad, officials in Tehran outlined on Sunday a step-by-step peace plan for Syria capped by elections that presumably could usher in a new leader in Damascus.

Turkish FM urges more pressure by Iranian leader on Assad

Source : Agencies | 27 Sep 2012

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has urged Iranian president to use his influence to help bring pressure on the Assad regime to end the crisis in Syria, Turkish diplomatic sources have said.

Davutoglu met with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York on Wednesday at the request of the Iranian side, sources said.

The Turkish foreign minister told the Iranian leader that a recent meeting of Turkish, Iranian and Egyptian officials in Cairo was of great importance to build up pressure on the Assad regime.

AP Interview: Iran's Ahmadinejad pushes new world order, end to American 'bullying'

By Edith M. Lederer and Wendy Benjaminson | AP 26 Sep 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that a new world order needs to emerge, away from years of what he called American bullying and domination.

Ahmadinejad spoke to The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly — his last as president of Iran. He was to address the assembly Wednesday morning.

’Tumor’ of Israel will soon be destroyed: Ahmadinejad

Source : AFP | 17 Aug 2012

Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that will soon be finished off, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday told demonstrators holding an annual protest against the existence of the Jewish state.

“The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumor. Even if one cell of them is left in one inch of (Palestinian) land, in the future this story (of Israel’s existence) will repeat,” he said in a speech in Tehran marking Iran’s Quds Day that was broadcast on state television.

Ahmadinejad invites Egypt's Mursi to Tehran summit

Source : PressTV | Tehran | 06 Jul 2012

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Tehran welcomes close interactions with the Egyptian government and nation, and places no limitations to the expansion of ties and cooperation with the North African country.

In their first telephone conversation, Ahmadinejad invited Egypt’s first democratically-elected President Mohamed Mursi to participate in the forthcoming 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

Ahmadinejad: Islam forbids atomic weapons

Source : Middle East Online | Tehran | 24 May 2012

Islam forbids atomic weapons and other arms of mass destruction, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted on Wednesday ahead of his country's nuclear talks with world powers in Baghdad.

"Based on Islamic teachings and the clear fatwa (edict) of the supreme leader, the production and use of weapons of mass destruction is haram (forbidden) and have no place in the Islamic Republic of Iran's defence doctrine," he said.

Israel's Deputy Prime Minister admits Ahmadinejad never said Israel should be 'Wiped off the face of the map'

By Teymoor Nabili | Al Jazeera | Doha | 13 Apr 2012

Was it a momentary lapse of concentration or an honest admission?

Last week, in an interview with Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor in Jerusalem, I heard something I have not heard before.

Let's start with the background.

Iran opposes A-bomb, Ahmadinejad tells Japan ex-PM

Source : Al Arabiya | 10 Apr 2012

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed to visiting former Japanese premier Yukio Hatoyama on Sunday that Tehran opposes nuclear weapons, his official website reported.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is fundamentally opposed to the atomic bomb and weapons of mass destruction,” Ahmadinejad told Hatoyama.

“Iran and Japan can exert a common effort to create a world without atomic weapons ... Difficult but humanitarian efforts will win in the end.”

Erdogan meets Ahmadinejad, reiterates right to pursue nuke

Source : Today's Zaman | Tehran | 30 Mar 2012

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met for 1.5 hours with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the second day of a visit to Tehran on Thursday.

The meeting was closed to the press and no statement has been made regarding its content yet. The gathering was previously scheduled for Wednesday evening but was postponed to today after Ahmadinejad reportedly fell ill.

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