“Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that the U.S. is a ‘dictatorship’ as it tries to control world affairs. Ahmadinejad made the comments Wednesday night [July 7, 2010] during a speech at the Iranian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital… In full, Ahmadinejad says the U.S. is ‘the self-proclaimed leader, and everybody should know that a self-proclaimed leadership is [a] dictatorship. I am going to say, on behalf of you, that the years of dictatorship are over.’ ”

 – “Iran’s President: U.S. a global ‘dictatorship,'” Associated Press, July 7, 2010