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Posted by African Press International on September 28, 2007

Washington DC- (USA) The Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe on Wednesday criticized the human rights record of United States president George Bush and his policies on Iraq, and likening the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison to a concentration camp.

Speaking on Wednesday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in a typically fiery fashion, Mr. Mugabe said Bushs hands drip with innocent blood of many nationalities, and this is supposed to be our master on human rights?”

Mr. Mugabe described the conflict in Iraq as the “misadventures” of President Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said Mr. Bush had no right to lecture the world on human rights.

“His hands drip with the blood of many nationalities and today with the blood of Iraqis. The almighty Bush is now coming back to the U.N. for a rescue package because his nose is bloodied. Yet he dares to lecture us on tyranny,” Mr. Mugabe said.

“America is primarily responsible for rewriting core tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” he added. “We seem all guilty for 9/11,” he added.

He also accused Britain and the United States of a campaign to destabilize and vilify Zimbabwe.

“Mr. Bush and Mr. Brown have no role to play in our national affairs,” Mugabe told the General Assembly. “They are outsiders and should therefore keep out.” He called for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted.

Earlier President Bush told the General Assembly that Zimbabwe was suffering under a “tyrannical regime” and the UN should exert pressure on Mr. Mugabe to allow greater freedoms.

President Mugabe reiterated that regime change in Zimbabwe would not be brought about by outside influence.

He was also critical of the United Nations Security Council, complaining that Africa did not hold a permanent seat or have the power of veto.

Meanwhile, back home in Zimbabwean, Members of Parliament approved a bill which would end foreign ownership of companies operating in the country

Published by Korir, API*APN source.apa

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