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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has questioned the recent 'leaked' documents published by Wikileaks website, describing them as part of a US "psychological warfare."


In response to a question by Press TV on Monday over the whistleblower website's "leaks," President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "let me first correct you. The material was not leaked, but rather released in an organized effort."

"The US administration releases documents and makes a judgment based on them. They are mostly like a psychological warfare and lack legal basis," President Ahmadinejad told reporters on Monday.

"The documents will certainly have no political effects. Nations are vigilant today and such moves will have no impact on international relations," the Iranian chief executive added at the press briefing in Tehran.

President Ahmadinejad stressed that the Wikileaks "game" is "not even worth a discussion and that no one would waste their time analysing them."

"The countries in the region are like friends and brothers and these acts of mischief will not affect their relations," he concluded.

Talks with the West

The president announced that aside from Brazil and Turkey a number of other countries may take part in the new round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the US, plus Germany.

Human rights

"They (Western powers) trample on the dignity of man, their identity and real freedom. They infringe all of these and then they call it human rights," Ahmadinejad said.

Earlier this month, the UN General Assembly's Third Committee accused Iran of violating human rights regulations.

The 118-member Non-Aligned Movement and the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference have condemned the resolution against the Islamic Republic.

"In 2005, the human rights [issue] got a new mechanism in the United Nations ... human rights was pushed away and human rights was used for political manipulation," Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Mohammed Javad Larijani told Press TV following the vote on the resolution.

This is while the United Nations Human Rights Council reviewed the US human rights record for the first time in its history. The council then issued a document making 228 suggestions to the US to improve its rights record.

IAEA 'leak'

The president said that Iran has always had a positive relationship with the International Atomic Energy Agency but criticized the UN nuclear agency for caving under pressure from the "masters of power and wealth."

The president said due to this pressure the IAEA has at times adopted "unfair and illegal stances" against the Islamic Republic.

"Their recent one (IAEA report) is better than the previous ones and is closer to the truth but still all the facts are not reflected," he added. "Of course the latest report also has shortcomings, for example all [of Iran's nuclear] information has been released and these are secret and confidential documents belonging to the country."

Ahmadinejad said since Iran was following a policy of nuclear transparency, it did not care about the leaks, but called the move 'illegal."

New world order

"The world needs order … an order in which different people form different walks of life enjoy equal rights and proper dignity," the president said in his opening speech before taking questions form Iranian and foreign journalist.

The president added that the world was already on the path to setting up this order.

Iran isolation

When asked to comment on the US and Western media claims that Iran has become highly isolated in the region despite an active diplomacy with Persian Gulf littoral states, the president said the remarks were part of the "discourse of hegemony."

"In the hegemonic discourse, it seems that concepts and words take on different meanings than those offered by dictionaries," Ahmadinejad said.

"When they say they have isolated Iran, it means that they themselves are isolated and when they say Iran is economically weak, it means that it has strengthened," the president reasoned.

When they say there is a dictatorship somewhere, it means that country is really chosen by the people and vise a versa, the president further noted, adding, "I do not want to name names."

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