UNITED NATIONS (The Blaze/AP) -- American diplomats walked out of the U.N. General Assembly as Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a fiercely anti-American speech.
In what CBS News is calling "a frequently-seen diplomatic snub," more than a dozen diplomats from other countries, including France, left the chamber soon afterward. CBS News has more regarding the despot's harsh words:
Making reference to what he called the "mysterious September 11th incident" and the "slave masters and colonial powers" of the West, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad excoriated Western member nations in an address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
More specifically, Ahmadinejad explicitly attacked the United States for its history of slavery, causing two world wars, using a nuclear bomb against "defenseless people," and imposing and supporting military dictatorships and totalitarian regimes on Asian, African and Latin American nations.
YNetNews.com recaps just one of the statements the Middle Eastern leader made about the world's treatment of Israel:
Addressing the 66th UN General Assembly Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the world "must wonder… If after six decades the Holocaust is still used as an excuse to pay ransom to the Zionists… what will happen if the same amount of money was allocated to poor nations?"
This isn't the first time Ahmadinejad has sparked controversy while addressing the U.N. This strong response from diplomats showcases the continued strain that exists between Western powers and the Iranian regime.