Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/26/2012

In his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad criticized the political processes in the United States and Europe, decried the global “arms race,” and trumpeted the Nonaligned Movement while calling the U.N. inefficient. Instead, the Iranian leader called for a “just and fair” world order in which all countries are equal and “there is no double standard.”

Even as he called for fairness, Ahmadinejad said, as reported by Haaretz, ” intimidation by nuclear weapons and weapons of mass-destruction by the hegemonic powers have become prevalent,” and that “continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality.”

The U.S. delegation boycotted his speech, citing “repulsive slurs” the Iranian leader has made about Israel. Outside the U.N. building,protesters gathered and called for an end to his rule.

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