INSA, Iranian Students News Association, Sept. 25, 2007
In response to Columbia University President’s introduction of invited speaker Mahmoud Ahamadineja, Iranian university presidents posed the following questions:
1-Why did American media put you under pressure to call off Ahmadinejad’s speech at Columbia University? Why do they broadcast hours of programs and news against him and do not allow him to answer the accusations? Isn’t it against freedom of speech?
2-Why did the U.S. government oust the nation-based government of Mosaddegh with the aid of Iran’s dictator, Shah in 1953?
3-Why did the U.S. support Saddam who used chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers and even his own nation during the imposed war?
4-Why doesn’t the U.S. recognize Palestine’s government which was elected with Palestinian’s vote? Why does it pressurize the Palestinian’s government? Why is the U.S. against Iran’s proposal on solving the 60-year old problems of Palestine through referendum?
5-Why couldn’t the U.S. army find Bin Laden despite all of its equipments? How do you justify the old friendship between the Bin Ladens and the Bushs and their cooperation on oil? How do you justify Bush’s spoiling the investigations over the 9/11?
6-Why does the U.S. government back the terrorist group of Mujahedine Khalq Organization (MKO) while it has claimed responsibility over many bloody bombings in public places of Iran and Iraq? Why doesn’t it allow the Iraqi government to evacuate the MKO base in Iraq?
7-Did the U.S. invade Iraq based on international vote and with the permission of international organizations? What was the real purpose of occupying Iraq which has left hundred thousands of its people dead? Where are the weapons of mass destruction which the U.S. claimed were stored in Iraq?
8-Why are the extremely undemocratic states with absolute monarchy regimes the U.S. best friends in the Middle East?
9-Why did the U.S. disagree with the “Middle East free of nuclear weapons project” issued in the board of governors while all countries agreed with it but Israel?
10-Why is the U.S. displeased with Iran and the IAEA agreement and why does it disagree with negotiations within the framework of international regulations for solving Iran’s nuclear issue?