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Ahmadinejad: Iran must reduce oil dependence

 

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies / 17 Jan 2013

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran must move away from dependence on oil revenue to overcome Western sanctions that have slowed the economy and disrupted foreign trade.

"We have to change the flow of wealth and capital into the country. Problems will remain as long as this doesn't change... 25 percent of the gross national product is concentrated in Tehran. We need to make sure that the money is invested not just in one city but all over the country," Ahmedinejad said.

 

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.

 

Ahmadinejad Pushes New World Order

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.

 

A rare admission from Israel

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.

 
 

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