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Nations Walk Out As Iranian Leader Delivers Anti-American Speech

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States is accusing Iran's president of resorting again to "anti-Semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories" in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

U.S. diplomats walked out of the speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, followed soon afterward by diplomats from more than 30 countries. According to a U.N. diplomat, they included the 27 members of the European Union.

Ahmadinejad charged that the U.S. threatens sanctions on anyone who questions the Holocaust and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He called the United States and major Western European nations "arrogant powers" ruled by greed and eager to send their militaries into other countries. The Iranian leader said the U.S. and Europe are willing to "drop thousands of bombs on other countries."

He said the "slave masters and colonial powers" had caused two world wars, and have caused "widespread misery and disorder" since then. And he accused some unidentified European countries of still using the Holocaust as what he called an "excuse to pay fine or ransom to the Zionists."

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