We are not worried about US attack
We are not worried about US attack
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in an exclusive interview with France Channel 2 TV network said, " We are not worried about US military attack."
The president expounded on Iran's viewpoints and dismissed West's accusation on Iran's efforts to access nuclear weapon.
Ahmadinejad said, " Atomic weapons cannot bring victory. This is why Israel could not avoid defeat in Lebanon."
Responding to a question concerning Iran's worry about the US military attack, the president said, "We are not worried because of two reasons. First, the situation for doing it is not suitable in the region. Second, there are still wise people in the US who do not allow such a stupid behavior happen."
Ahmadinejad said he would present new proposals concerning Iran's nuclear program to the UN Security Council adding the US and UK stances on Iran's nuclear dossier in the Security Council is not legal.
He said Iran's enrichment of uranium is a legal issue, but the US and UK stances in the Security Council are not.
Ahmadinejad said the request by the UNSC permanent members plus Germany concerning suspension of uranium enrichment by Iran is illegal adding, "We are not after an atomic bomb because it is not useful and our religion does not allow us to have it."
He said that Iran's nuclear activities are quite legal and based on NPT, adding that the resolutions issued by the United Nations Security Council are illegal.
The chief executive said that it is impossible to assess legal and illegal activities against each other and call for concurrent suspension of both.
He said that under such conditions, the solution to the issue is general respect for law, adding that those seeking to impose sanctions against Iran will suffer a greater damage themselves.
The president urged that the Europeans should not follow the US wrong decisions, particularly in case of Iran's nuclear issue.
Criticizing the wrong strategies of some international assemblies, including the United Nations and its Security Council, Ahmadinejad said that many problems are rooted in these strategies, which should be revised.
He said that though Iran voluntarily implemented the Additional Protocol for two and a half years to prove its good will to Europe, the country's nuclear installations were sealed.
The chief executive raised the question whether the Additional Protocol is implemented by the US, Britain and France and if it is accepted by the US.
"How does a country which itself violates law expect us to give up calling for our legal right.
"Our nuclear activities are conducted according to NPT regulations, according to which we are entitled to have nuclear fuel cycle," he added.
Turning to his last year letter to President George W. Bush about the problems currently facing the world, he said that everybody is aware that the current world problems, including the current situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Sudan, South America, Africa and Asia, are rooted in the wrong approach of US officials.
"Similarly, Iran's nuclear problem is a consequence of their wrong approach," he added.
Ahmadinejad underlined that one way to solve such difficulties is to change their stance on the world developments, given that if they do not take proper decisions the history and world nations will ask them to revise their approach.
In response to a question about Iran's refusal to suspend its nuclear activities, even temporarily, the president stressed, "Given that Iran's nuclear program is legal, why should we suspend it at its early stage, while the US and British nuclear facilities are running without interruption?"
Iran is not worried about the pressure of the Security Council and the US military threats concerning its nuclear program, he said.
He said that Iranians believes that they should tolerate pressure in order to pave the way for independence.
"France also tolerated such pressures to reach independence. Gone is the time for military threat and they cannot deal a blow to the Iranian nation," President Ahmadinejad said.
"Iranians are well-prepared to defend themselves, an example of which was the eight-year Iraqi-imposed war (1980-1988) during which the big powers sided with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and even the Security Council trampled upon Iranian rights."
Asked whether he is not worried about the economic sanctions, Ahmadinejad said that politicians of certain countries should know that no country will accept the language of force, because, it is illegal and they will lose if they impose sanctions on Iran.
The French TV reporter asked about Iran's expectations from Britain, Germany and France, President Ahmadinejad said that Iran expects nothing from Britain, because Iranians have bitter memories about British interference in Iranian affairs in the past.
"France and Germany are expected to contemplate status of Europe and why it has no proper status in the international equation." He said that the US is using the European states as a means to reach its goals, though France has adopted satisfactory stance in case of Iraq war and Lebanon.
The European states have followed the US lead against Iran in the past 27 years. "We grow up under the economic sanctions. I think the Europeans are losing in the Middle East.
On the number of centrifuges operating in
Iran, he said "the US and UK have several hundred thousand
centrifuges. So, why as members of the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA), they are allowed to have so many
centrifuges, but, Iran should not."
The president also made it clear that Iran due to its ideological principles does not favor atomic bombs and that such bombs can no longer be effective from political point of view.