Speaker Blasts Reformists for Demanding US Help

Following the recent reports about a meeting between a number of Iranian reformists and a US senator, Iranian parliament speaker said asking for aliens’ help shows lack of public support, adding that the Iranian nation condemns any resort to the aliens, specially the US. Speaking to reporters during a press conference here on Wednesday, Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said Iranian nation surely condemns any resort to Americans, “and all political groups are informed that such resorts and demands for aliens’ supports means the final and definite failure of a political movement inside the country.”

The statements followed a recent report about a meeting between a number of Iranian reformists and the US Senator John Carry on the sidelines of a Davous meeting.

Elsewhere, Haddad Adel dismissed the warmongering words recently uttered by the French foreign minister as worthless and cheap, and reminded that many French statesmen, politicians and parliament members as well as officials of other European countries have condemned Bernard Kouchner’s statements.

“These statements were also condemned inside Iran and these reactions made the French to take back and revise the statements of their foreign minister,” he added.

Haddad Adel also called on the French to make up for their diplomatic weaknesses in the Middle-East through adopting wise methods instead of uttering warmongering words and saber-rattling.

He made the remarks in reaction to the recent statements of the French foreign minister, who said on Sunday, “we must prepare ourselves for the worst” if Iran obtains nuclear weapons, and he specified that could mean a war.

He told the French newspaper Le Monde that his comments were aimed at “drawing attention to the gravity of the crisis.” On Monday, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon sought to play down Kouchner’s comments, saying “France’s role is to lead the way to a peaceful solution.”

Asked about Iran’s reaction to a possible draft resolution to be introduced to the UN Security Council by the 5+1 Group – the five permanent UN Security Council members (the US, Britain, France, China and Russia) plus Germany – the speaker said Iran seeks to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency in a bid to solve its nuclear case within the rules and regulations of the IAEA, “and fortunately this policy has yielded positive results.”

He further viewed the recent report by IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran’s nuclear activities as better and more appropriate in comparison with his previous reports, and said, “Considering the measures adopted by Iran and the talks between Iranian and European officials which are still continued, it seems that a clear prospect could be foreseen for Iran’s nuclear issue.”

He said Iran does not welcome fresh sanctions and resolutions by the UN Security Council and that Tehran would adopt all the required measures to solve the case within the IAEA.

“But if the western countries intend to damage Iran’s national interests, we will stand up to them and will not surrender,” the parliament speaker added.

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