Hardline Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that the world's "bullying powers" are hated globally and are near collapse, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

"All nations are looking for a new way as they lost their hope on big powers," Ahmadinejad told IRNA. "[The present situation] is a great chance to introduce pure Islamic thoughts and ideals as well as Iran's Islamic Revolution."

Ahmadinejad is currently at odds with Iran's new reformist parliament due to growing social and economic unrest.

In addition, the Iranian president is under fire worldwide for his comments on the destruction of Israel, his "suspicions" of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and his belief that homosexuals should be executed and/or tortured.

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