Kuwait City, June 11, IRNA - Iran news agency
Iran's Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said on Sunday that the recent comments by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about destruction of Israel did not mean Tehran intended to attack the Zionist regime.
Speaking in a press conference before ending his three-day visit to the Persian Gulf state, the speaker said: "What President Ahmadinejad has said about Israel's destruction did not meant that Iran intends to taake military action against Israel.
"What the president said is that Israel is on the natural course of disintegration because it has emerged in the region by force. This issue is even discussed inside Israel," Haddad-Adel stressed.
Asked if a deal between Iran and US would be possible over Tehran's nuclear case, as well as the issue of Iraq and Lebanon, the speaker said: "We will not strike any deal to settle our nuclear case nor would we sacrifice the interests of the Iraqi and Lebanese peoples.
"Our stand over the nuclear issue is clear and there is no need to make any compromise with others in this regard. Peoples of Iraq and Lebanon also trust Iran and know that Tehran would make no deal with anyone over their interests out of respect for Islamic teachings," the speaker stressed.
Asked what was his anticipation of the results of the next presidential and parliamentary elections in Iran, the speaker said "It is difficult to say as there is complete freedom in Iran." 1394/1414
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