He told Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting the United Nations was "one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam." He opposed the veto power of the UN Security Council's five permanent members: "It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals.Should such a privilege continue to exist, the Muslim world with a population of nearly 1.5 billion should be extended the same privilege." He defended Iran's nuclear program and accused "a few arrogant powers" of trying to limit Iran's industrial and technological development in this and other fields.This claim has been denied by the Iranian government, the Iranian opposition, as well as a CIA investigation on the matter.
He also worked to improve the traffic system and put an emphasis on charity, such as distributing free soup to the poor.
The suffix Nejad in Persian means race, therefore the term Ahmadi Nejad means "the race of Muhammad".
According to the interviews with the relatives of Ahmadi Nejad, his father who works in small shop, sold his house in Tehran and bought a smaller one, giving the leftover to charity and poor people.
In his second-round campaign, he said, "We didn't participate in the revolution for turn-by-turn government....
This revolution tries to reach a world-wide government." He spoke of an extended program using trade to improve foreign relations, and called for greater ties with Iran's neighbours and ending visa requirements between states in the region, saying that "people should visit anywhere they wish freely.