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Mon Sep 11 14:34:53 EDT 2006



Full Text of Pres. Ahmadinejad's Letter to German Chancellor

Fars News Agency - via Ziopedia September 3, 2006
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently forwarded a letter to 
the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This was President Ahmadinejad's second letter to the heads of 
western states, considering an earlier one he wrote to the US 
President, George W. Bush.

Unlike his first letter to Bush, President Ahmadinejad in his letter 
to Merkel, has touched on his country's nuclear issue, where he has 
stressed that Iran's decision for the acquisition of the nuclear 
technology is irrevocable.

What follows is the full text of President Ahmadinejad's letter to 
the German Chancellor.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Her Excellency Angela Merkel

The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany


Please accept my warmest greetings.

If it had not been for Germany being a great contributor to progress 
in science, philosophy, literature, arts and politics;

If it had not been for a more important and positive influence of 
Germany in international relations and promotion of peace;

Moreover, if it had not been for the persistence of a strong will by 
certain global powers and special groups to constantly portray 
Germany as defeated and indebted country of World War II in order to 
continue their extortions;

And if it had not been for the presence of Your Excellency at the top 
of the executive branch of your country as an experienced stateswoman 
with bitter and sweet experiences in two dissimilar societies with 
different political systems and traditions,

And at the same time, if it had not been for the advantages that are 
limited to women, such as stronger human sentiments and certain 
manifestations of the divine compassion and kindness, specially in 
the position of a mother and being at the service of the people, and 
the common responsibility of all people with faith in God to defend 
human dignity and worth and to prevent violations of their rights and 
their humiliation, and proceeding from this conviction that we are 
all created by the Almighty and He has bestowed upon us all dignity 
and no one has any special privileges over the other, and under no 
circumstances could a society be deprived of its rights, barred from 
pursuit of progress and perfection or be controlled or humiliated;

Finally, if it had not been for the oppression, however different, of 
our nations, our shared responsibility to promote justice as the most 
basic foundation for promotion of peace and human equality, I would 
not have found the motive to write this letter.

Honorable Chancellor

Rulers come and go, but people with culture and history and their 
attachments and desires will keep on staying. Opportunities in front 
of those in position of high power are transient, even if they may be 
vast and broad. These opportunities are very auspicious and can play 
a key role in the negative and positive transformations and 
developments of a nation.

Those in position of high power do not normally have many 
opportunities, but are accountable before the Almighty and people due 
to their high responsibility. We know this, and you know it as well.

Some of these developments can have regional, continental and global 
ramifications and can hardly be overlooked.

For sometime I have been thinking why some nations that their history 
shows they have indeed had an important and prominent share and role 
in material and spiritual progress of mankind in various arenas of 
science, arts, philosophy, literature and politics and were makers of 
civilization are not allowed to be proud as a nation of their 
historical accomplishments and play their deserved and constructive 
role on the global arena. They try to keep the black cloud of 
humiliation and shame hanging over their heads. And even more 
regrettably, some of the leaders of such a nation regard this 
situation befitting them and their nation and try to justify it. This 
is really an astonishing phenomenon in today's world. The propaganda 
machinery after World War II has been so colossal that has caused 
some people to believe that they are the guilty party by historical 
accounts and must pay the penalty fort the wrongs committed by their 
forefathers for successive generations and for indefinite period of 


World War II came to an end with all its material and moral losses 
and its 60 million casualties. The death of human beings is tragic 
and sad. In all divine religions and before all awakened conscience 
and pure nature of mankind and the sense of right and wrong, the 
life, property and honor of people, regardless of their religious 
persuasion and ethnic background, must be respected at all times and 
all places.

Sixty years have passed since the end of the war. But, regrettably 
the entire world and some nations in particular are still facing its 
consequences. Even now the conduct of some bullying powers and 
power-seeking and aggressive groups is the conduct of victors with 
the vanquished.

The extortion and blackmail continue, and people are not allowed to 
think about or even question the source of this extortion, otherwise 
they face imprisonment. When will this situation end? Sixty years, 
one hundred years or one thousand years, when? I am sorry to remind 
you that today the perpetual claimants against the great people of 
Germany are the bullying powers and the Zionists that founded the 
Al-Qods Occupying Regime with the force of bayonets in the Middle 

The Honorable Chancellor

I have no intention of arguing about the Holocaust. But, does it not 
stand to reason that some victorious countries of World War II 
intended to create an alibi on the basis of which they could continue 
keeping the defeated nations of World War II indebted to them. Their 
purpose has been to weaken their morale and their inspiration in 
order to obstruct their progress and power. In addition to the people 
of Germany, the peoples of the Middle East have also borne the brunt 
of the Holocaust. By raising the necessity of settling the survivors 
of the Holocaust in the land of Palestine, they have created a 
permanent threat in the Middle East in order to rob the people of the 
region of the opportunities to achieve progress. The collective 
conscience of the world is indignant over the daily atrocities by the 
Zionist occupiers, destruction of homes and farms, killing of 
children, assassinations and bombardments.

Excellency, you have seen that the Zionist government does not even 
tolerate a government elected by the Palestinian people, and over and 
over again has demonstrated that it recognizes no limit in attacking 
the neighboring countries.

The question is why did the victors of the war, especially England 
that had apparently such a strong sense of responsibility toward the 
survivors of the Holocaust not allow them to settle in their 
territory. Why did they force them to migrate to other people's land 
by launching a wave of anti-Semitism? Using the excuse for the 
settlement of the survivors of the Holocaust, they encouraged the 
Jews worldwide to migrate and today a large part of the inhabitants 
of the occupied territories are non-European Jews. If tyranny and 
killing is condemned in one part of the world, can we acquiesce and 
go along with tyranny, killing, occupation and assassinations in 
another part of the world simply in order to redress the past wrongs?


We need to ask ourselves that for what purposes the millions of 
dollars that the Zionists receive from the treasury of some Western 
countries are spent for. Are they used for the promotion of peace and 
the well-being of the people? Or are they used for waging war against 
Palestinians and the neighboring countries. Are the nuclear arsenals 
of Israel intended to be used in defense of the survivors of the 
Holocaust or as a permanent thereat against nations of the region and 
as an instrument of coercion, and possibly to defend the interests of 
certain circles of power in the Western countries.

Regrettably, the influence of the Zionists in the economy, media and 
some centers of political power has endangered interests of the 
European nations and has robbed them of many opportunities. The main 
alibi for this approach is the extortion they exact from the 

One can imagine what standing some European countries could have had 
and what global role they could have played, if it had not been for 
this sixty-year old imposition.

I believe we both share the view that the flourishing of nations and 
their role are directly related to freedom and sense of pride.

Fortunately, with all the pressures and limitations, the great nation 
of Germany has been able to take great strides toward advancement and 
has become a major economic powerhouse in Europe that also seeks to 
play a more effective role in international interactions. But just 
imagine where Germany would be today in terms of its eminence among 
the freedom-loving nations, Muslims of the world and peoples of 
Europe, if such a situation did not exist and the governments in 
power in Germany had said no to the extortions by the Zionists and 
had not supported the greatest enemy of mankind.

It is sad to admit that Europe has lost a lot of its clout in global 
interactions and has not been able to face and overcome major 
challenges by relying on itself. This is, of course, understandable. 
The big powers outside of the continent intend to prove that Europe 
cannot rely on itself and do anything without their help and 

Our people have also suffered from the interventions by some of the 
victors of the war after World War II. For many years they interfered 
in our internal affairs and did not want to see our nation conquer 
the pinnacles of progress and perfection. They had their eyes on our 
natural wealth, above all on our energy resources. To secure their 
own interests, they overthrew the legally constituted government of 
the time, installed a dictatorial regime and supported it to the end. 
Later, they supported Saddam in the war imposed on our people and 
observed no humanitarian boundary in their support for the Iraqi 
dictator. Our nation has experienced the pain and anguish from the 
interferences of those who are now crying out for human rights. There 
are still many suffering from the wounds and injuries of this war.

Many of these aggressions have taken place by those who regard 
themselves the victors of the World War II. They allow themselves to 
do whatever they wish, and unfortunately, after the end of the Cold 
War, the arrogance and expansionist ambitions of these powers have 

We believe that still a major part of the peoples of the world and 
even international organizations are under the influence of the 
behavior and the conduct of the victors of the World War II.

I explained the position of the people and government of the Islamic 
Republic of Iran at the United Nations General Assembly. Is the 
present state of affairs such as the rules governing the work of the 
Security Council, especially the right to veto, fair?

Do you not think that the time has come to change these rules in 
cooperation with independent governments? These rules are by no means 
acceptable to the collective conscience of nations and are contrary 
to the sense of reason and human nature. At least, if we want to be 
fairer, some other countries of the world should be allowed to 
benefit from the right to veto.

Madam Chancellor

You are familiar with the pains and sufferings currently afflicting 
our world. Today, the pain and suffering of the people of Iraq that 
come from occupation, absence of security and daily acts of terrorism 
are tormenting the entire humanity. Relentless interferences of some 
bullying powers in the internal affairs of other nations, antagonism 
toward the inalienable rights of nations to have access to more 
advanced technologies, subjecting nations to permanent threats by 
relying on arsenals of chemical and nuclear weapons and weapons of 
mass destruction, opposition to popular governments in Latin America, 
supporting coup d'état and dictatorial regimes, absence of due 
attention to Africa and taking advantage of the power vacuum there to 
plunder their wealth are among the problems facing our world today. 
In my letter to President Bush, I spelled out a long list of 
contemporary global problems.

Where are the roots of these problems? How long can they continue? Do 
you not think that the main root lies in the fact that some of the 
rulers and powers of today have distanced themselves from the 
teachings of the divine prophets, the teachings of Abraham, Moses and 
Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) and the Prophet Mohammad (peace be 
upon him).

These teachings are in all divine religions that you and I believe:

· God is the creator of all things and beings. We have all been 
created free and He has not allowed us to be the servant of anyone 
other than Him.

· He has commanded us to worship Him and to avoid all oppressors and tyrants.
· He has commanded us to be virtuous, to be good to and serve the 
people, and has directed us to be kind to and defend the oppressed 
and fight the oppressors.

· God has given humans dignity and scorns their humiliation.

· He has sent his messengers with clear reasons, the Book and a 
balance and has called on his servants to promote justice.

Based on these shared principles and foundations of our faith, we believe:

· Peace and tranquility can only be established and endure on the 
basis of faith in God and justice.

· Peace and dignity are the rights of all nations.

· Pursuit of progress and better livelihood combined with 
spirituality, compassion and well-being is the right of people.

· You and we can found a new movement to achieve these noble human 
ideals by relying on these principles and the articles of faith that 
are common to all divine religions.

Our nations believe and are committed to these pillars of faith. The 
history has shown that the people of Iran are not familiar with 
aggressing and brutalizing other nations. Nevertheless, we do not 
allow being the subject and victim of aggression and brutality. The 
experience of the eight-year war clearly demonstrated this fact to 
the whole world.

I believe we and you have both been the subject of tyranny. They do 
not respect your rights and want us also to forego our rights. 
Fortunately, I have heard that you also speak your mind openly and 
are against engendering tension and wars.

Honorable Chancellor,

The inner instincts and nature of the peoples of the world have wakened up.

Tendency toward faith in the oneness of God is on the rise.

People will no longer tolerate to be tyrannized, humiliated and their 
rights violated.

The prevailing circumstances today differ from those of yesterday. 
Multiple standards and approaches in relations will not endure.

Iran and Germany can play a more important role together in the 
international arena by relying on the noble and high values.

This cooperative relationship can also enhance the role of Europe on 
the global scene and serve as a model of cooperation between two 
governments and nations.

Without doubt, cooperation of two peace-loving, powerful and cultured 
nations of Germany and Iran will serve the interests of Europe as 
well. Together we must end the present abnormalities in international 
relations, the type of order and relations that are based on the 
impositions of the victors of the World War II on the defeated 
nations. Nations and many governments will be on our side on this 

We must make the shadow of World War II disappear and help the 
international community to promote security, freedom and sense of 

The people of Iran and Germany are two great nations that have 
contributed to the making of our civilization. They have rich culture 
and have been in the forefront of science, literature, arts and 
philosophy. Both of our people have a strong faith in God and follow 
the teachings of divine prophets. They have also had long-lasting 
scientific, cultural and commercial relations and share many valuable 
mutual interests.

I have no doubt that with the cooperation of the two governments and 
the support of the two great nations we can take great strides 
forward in alleviating the problems and abnormalities of our world 

Daring and courageous decisions are the key to our success in 
overcoming the existing problems, countering the violations of rights 
and defending the rights of nations.

To the extent that I know of the people of Germany, they will come 
along and join us and want restore their dignity and influence for 
the sake of global peace and calm. Our people have the similar spirit.

Together we will be able to prove to some powers that respecting 
other nations and their rights is good for them as well. Our two 
nations and governments, next to each other, will be able to play a 
fundamental role in promoting peace, security, progress, and human 
dignity at the scale of two countries and internationally.

In closing, I pray to the Almighty for the success of Your Excellency 
and the government and people of Germany.

Source: FARSI

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