Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has criticized the United States’ expansionist policies across the world, describing it as ‘a wolf of our time that is trying to gobble up the globe.’
Addressing students at Peking University in the Chinese capital on Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad added that “this wolf (America) has waged several wars across the globe, and in collaboration with the Zionists, has brought the Palestinian nation under pressure and oppression.”
The president then emphasized that what we need in the world today are rulers that rise from among the people and those that possess moral values.
The Iranian chief executive also pointed to the historic cultural and civil ties between the people of Iran and China and asserted that both nations have in their record the experience of struggling against colonialist powers in their past as well.
He reiterated that the mission of Iranian and Chinese governments is to promote peace and affection throughout the world, and the universities can play a significant role in this regard.
President Ahmadinejad arrived in China Tuesday evening, leading a high-ranking delegation, to participate in the 12th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Apart from participating in the summit scheduled from June 6-7, the Iranian chief executive also plans to hold discussions with his counterparts from participating countries.
He is scheduled to meet with high-ranking Chinese authorities, including Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and President Hu Jintao.
The SCO is an intergovernmental security organization that was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Iran, India, Mongolia, and Pakistan are observer states of the organization.