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Shunned leaders attack west

June 3, 2008 Leave a comment

By Guy Dinmore in Rome

Published: June 3 2008

Shunned but tolerated in Rome, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Tuesday took the podium at a UN food security summit to accuse the west of manipulating commodity markets and plotting their countries’ downfall. Mr Ahmadi-Nejad also used the occasion to tell reporters that George W. Bush was “eager for a war” with Iran but that the US president would end his term “grieving over the failure of his threats”. Read more…