Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, causing a stir among members of the international community, said Dana Hughs of ABC News.
Both the United States and Israel chose to boycott the speech, citing the president's anti-Israel stance and comments he has made throughout the week, Hughs said.
During his speech, Ahmadinejad addressed what he called an unjust international system, saying he thought it was wrong that five countries (the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France) have veto power, according to a Los Angeles Times article.
He added the United Nations has no legitimacy, and that the Non-Aligned Movement was better, the article said.
The Iranian president spent very little time addressing the nuclear situation, which has been a major reason most of the international powers oppose his regime, said Colum Lynch of the Washington Post.
Instead, he spent most of his speech slamming the materialism of the west, including condemning the United States for the amount of money that is being spent on the current election, he said.