Ahmadinejad: Anyone Stockpiling Nukes is “Mentally Retarded”

Posted by on Nov 08, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I guess he means us.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday the age of nuclear deterrence was long gone and any country still stockpiling nuclear weapons was “mentally retarded”.

He again denied Iran was trying to develop nuclear weapons, a day after the re-election victory of U.S. President Barack Obama, for whom Tehran’s disputed nuclear program will be one of the thornier foreign policy issues of his second term.

A shame Obama only allowed them to accelerate their pursuit of nuclear weapons during his first term. Does anyone really believe he’ll lift a finger in the next one?

“The period and era of using nuclear weapons is over … Nuclear bombs are not anymore helpful and those who are stockpiling nuclear weapons, politically they are backward, and they are mentally retarded,” Ahmadinejad told reporters at a forum to promote democracy on the Indonesian island of Bali.

“The Iranian nation is not seeking an atomic bomb, nor do they need to build an atomic bomb … For defending ourselves we do not need a nuclear weapon,” said Ahmadinejad.

Meanwhile, the Iranians hint they’ll be happy to talk with the Great Satan.

The analysis also argues that the Obama administration has a more moderate approach on sanctions against Tehran than European countries.

“Although Americans have themselves imposed expansive sanctions against Iran, they are still trailing the Europeans in this regard,” it said.

Iran has also signalled it may be open to hold dialogue with the “Great Satan,” its epithet for the United States, following the re-election of Mr Obama.

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One Response to “Ahmadinejad: Anyone Stockpiling Nukes is “Mentally Retarded””

  1. JarvisW on 8/08/12 at 8:07 pm

    I take this to mean “Why sit on a perfectly good weapon of Mass Destruction when you can use it immanently after its creation!”