This is quite the start to the General Assembly. Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called out “uncivilized Zionists” as a “continued threat” to Iran. President Ahmadinejad insisted a “new world order” is needed and cited the world’s economic problems, insisting that “capitalism” had used up the earth’s “resources” and caused climate change. The U.S. boycotted the speech since it falls on Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar.
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