“That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” he said, The Times of Israel reported. “We put it forward at the global level. That broke the spine of the Western capitalistic regime.”
“We have two missions: One is developing Iran, and the other one is reforming the world,” Mr. Ahmadinejad said, The Times of Israel reported. “Some imagine that these two are separate issues and that we should just deal with Iran and forget the world, but we believe that these two are interrelated and binding issues.”
Incoming President-Elect Hassan Rouhani wasn’t impressed with Mr. Ahmadinejad’s remarks, calling it “hate rhetoric,” and saying such rhetoric had nearly brought Iran to the brink of war, The Times of Israel reported.