Quotes by: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
6th President of Iran
In office
3 August 2005 – 3 August 2013
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
First Vice President Parviz Davoodi
Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Preceded by Mohammad Khatami
Succeeded by Hassan Rouhani
Acting Minister of Petroleum[1]
In office
16 May 2011 – 2 June 2011
President Himself
Preceded by Masoud Mir-Kazemi
Succeeded by Mohammad Aliabadi (Acting)
Acting Minister of Intelligence[2]
In office
26 July 2009 – 5 August 2009
President Himself
Preceded by Gholam-Hossein Eje'i
Succeeded by Heydar Moslehi
Mayor of Tehran
In office
3 May 2003 – 3 August 2005
Preceded by Mohammad-Hassan Malekmadani
Succeeded by Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf
Governor of Ardabil Province
In office
28 November 1993 – 29 October 1997
President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Preceded by Province created
Succeeded by Seyyed Hamid Tahayi
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
30 August 2012 – 3 August 2013
Preceded by Mohamed Morsi
Succeeded by Hassan Rouhani
Personal details
Born Mahmoud Sabbaghian[3]
(1956-10-28) 28 October 1956 (age 60)
Aradan, Semnan, Iran
Political party
Alliance of Builders (2003–2005) Society of Devotees (1999–2011)[4] Islamic Society of Engineers (1988–present; inactive since 2005)[5] Office for Strengthening Unity (1979–1980)
Spouse(s) Azam Farahi (1980–present)
Children 3
Relatives Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei (co-fathers-in-law)
Residence Square 72, Narmak, Tehran[6]
Alma mater Iran University of Science and Technology
Occupation University professor
Profession Traffic engineer
Religion Shia Islam (Twelver)
Military service
Allegiance Islamic Republic of Iran
Service/branch Revolutionary Guards
Years of service 2[7]
Unit Hamzeh Headquarters[7]
6th Special Division Combat Engineering Unit (commander)[8]
Battles/wars Iran–Iraq War Operation Fath 1

Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Zionists are very much, very adventuresome, very much seeking to fabricate things, and I think they see themselves at the end of the line, and I do firmly believe that they seek to create new opportunities for themselves and their adventurous behaviors.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Fundamentally, I do agree, certainly, people must be allowed to express their own opinions freely. Freedom is part of the essential rights of all nations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Every year, millions of people from Iran and Iraq travel to each other's countries, and we also have marriages between Iraqis and Iranians. Many Iranians were born in Iraq, and many Iraqis were born in Iran. This is a kind of special, cordial amicable ties.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Cooperation and collaboration among nations and countries can help in the process of development of promoting welfare as well as bringing peace and stability.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
In Iran, people are free to express their views. Every day, some people criticize the policies of the government.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I'm not in charge of judgments in Iran. The judicial system in Iran is an independent body of its own, and it follows the laws, and it must operate according to the law.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
We do believe that freedom, the right to choose, the right to vote, respect and justice is the fundamental right of all people. All people must obtain these rights.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making a statement that reflects their opinion. From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far better than in many other places in the world.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The best world is one in which all countries cooperate with one another to kind of meet each other's needs and be partners in the process.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can't.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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