Thursday, November 22, 2012
Iranian president calls for new world order
ISLAMABAD, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here on Thursday that the world needs a new order on the basis of the fundamental principles of justice and humanity, claiming the era of capitalists has come to an end with the tiding of a new age for humankind.
"We have been witnessing the emergence of a more-complicated form of colonialism and hegemony which has been tightening its grip on the world resources, imposing its toll on all of us one way or another," the Iranian president said at the ongoing D-8 ( Developing Eight) summit in Islamabad.
"Former colonial power and slave masters in a new guise and with new slogans are using different methods and tactics to dominate and plunder resources of nations on the basis of the same hegemonic doctrines," he said.
Militarism, occupations and violation of other countries' national sovereignty have been rising as in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, he said.
"Because of their predominance over the world monetary system, worthless paper assets were printed to loot and deplete systematically the wealth and resources of nations," he said.
He added that a fundamental change and establishment of a new humane order require a firm resolve and joint efforts of all. " Each and every one of us must have the will and determination to participate in this process towards achieving a sustainable peace, and finally security and welfare for all."
Justice, love and freedom constitute the foundation of the new order, and are recognized as a right for all human beings, he said, adding, "We all seek to put an end to hegemony, unilateralism, occupation, arms race and violation of (other) countries' sovereignties.
The Iranian president also urged cooperation to exploit the " great economic, political and geographical potentials" of the D-8 countries, which groups Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.
"We can and we must cooperate to exploit appropriately these resources and potentials towards the prosperity of our nations and for reforming the present world order," he said.
He called for formation of a permanent economic working group with the presence of senior experts of member countries for a fair development of economic relationship, while suggesting the establishment a political working group to boost coordination and joint efforts towards the restructuring of the United Nations, the Security Council and all the affiliated organs as well as for bolstering fairness and fraternity among members.