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(Ynet) — Has the green revolution reached Terhan? Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused western capitalism of destroying the environment on Thursday.
In a meeting with environment officials from the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Ahmadinejad said: “The main factor behind the destruction of the environment is the greed and the ceaseless avarice and insatiable hunger of the world’s capitalists.”
Dismissing claims that human progress and promotion of lifestyle is to blame for the world’s environmental crises, he added: “The world’s capitalists, through intensifying excessive consumption and even the creation of false demands with the aim of maximum profits, disrupt the balance of nature.”
“The capitalist establishment and the world’s major capitalists, the US in particular, only seek maximum profits and to further reduce the cost of their products, they built production lines that are not compatible with the environment,” he said.