Den franske utenriksminister har en liten historie om president Ahmadinejad som kan være verd å merke seg.
In his just-published memoirs, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy relates the story of a meeting between three European foreign ministers together with Javier Solana of the European Union and President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The meeting, which took place at the United Nations on September 15, 2005, dealt with what Douste-Blazy characterized as «the generous European offer» to Iran regarding its nuclear program. Ahmadinejad was characterized by Douste-Blazy, a surgeon and a professor of medicine by profession, as stubborn, and the meeting was described as leading nowhere. Suddenly, Ahmadinejad changed the course of the conversation with the following aside: «Do you know why we should wish to have chaos at any price?» he asked rhetorically. «Because, after the chaos, we can see the greatness of Allah.»