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US attack on Iran highly unlikely

15 May 2010 12:41

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described the potential of a military confrontation between the Islamic Republic and the US as highly unlikely.

In an exclusive interview conducted by the Al Jazeera network on Friday, Ahmadinejad stated that no country has the power to confront Iran, and added that Tehran advocates diplomacy as the ideal way to deal with international issues, the Fars news agency reported.

Ahmadinejad said Iran does not even take Israel into account and noted that Tel Aviv is not able to wage a war against the Islamic Republic.

He went on to say that Western countries occupied Iraq and Afghanistan in an effort to protect the “Zionist regime” and asked how a regime that itself needs protection could wage a war on Iran.

On the deteriorating relations between Tehran and the West, Ahmadinejad said Western countries don’t have problems only with Iran but actually have problems with every country.

The Iranian president also asked if any government or people is at peace with them.

Not only are the Islamic and Middle Eastern countries dissatisfied with Western governments but even the people of Europe are dissatisfied with them, he added.

The Iranian president noted that the same is true in the US and the main reason is the West’s greed.

Governments and peoples around the globe no longer tolerate discrimination and hegemonistic policies, he stated.

“Relations must be based on mutual respect. This is not just the word of Iran but the word of all nations,” he stated.

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