Not only did he snub Armenia's invitation to plant a tree sapling at their genocide memorial (due to schedule constraints he says, but maybe it was deliberate, in order to avoid "insulting Turkishness".. he doesn't want to go to a Turkish prison after all), he also said the following, which cracks me up:
"Some people tell us Iran's case is at the (U.N.) Security Council but we tell them those (decisions by the Council) are just a pile of papers. They don't have any value for us,"
Sorry, I can't help it.. funny-faced Ahmedinejad is a smart man who makes such ridiculous remarks, that I can't help admiring his sense of humor. At least I like to think he's just trying to be funny.. Look at that mug.. With a shave and a haircut, he can pass for Russel Crow in Gladiator.
Seriously, though.. what about Turkey's aspiration's for nuclear energy or weapons? A topic I am completely ignorant of.. so I reach out to my readers to hopefully weigh in with some information and links. Would the world allow the Republic of Turkey to arm itself with nuclear weapons of mass destruction? If I'm not mistaken (this could be a total urban legend) the United States had at one time installed nuclear weaponry within Turkey's borders. Fact or fiction? Fascinating either way, eh?
Armenia's Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan (R) greets Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upon his arrival in Yerevan October 22, 2007. (Hayk Badalyan/Reuters)