Members of the Iranian Army's Ground Force academy perform during a graduation ceremony in Tehran, November 10, 2011
Iran’s Ambassador to France Ali Ahani says any Israeli military aggression against Iran will have unthinkable consequences for the Tel Aviv regime.
Iran does not believe the Israelis saying they would launch strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities, said Ahani in an interview with Reuters in the French capital of Paris.
Obviously, we are prepared for defense in any scenarios but we don’t believe that the Zionist regime (Israel) will proceed on this path, since such a path will lead to the worst unpredictable consequences not just for the Israeli regime, but also for the region, and the world, he added.
The Iranian envoy also pointed to Iran’s upcoming talks with the P5+1 (the US, China, Russia, France, Britain plus Germany), and said Tehran is optimistic about the prospects of the negotiations.
Ahani, however, reiterated that Iran will not negotiate on its right to peaceful nuclear energy.
Ahani also called on the global nuclear powers to adopt a realistic approach in their engagements with Iran, saying, "In this sense, recognizing Iran as responsible and a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that insists on using these technologies purely for peaceful and civilian means and to continue its enrichment for civilian purposes can help get out of the current situation.”
On Thursday, the P5+1, chaired by European Union Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton, announced their readiness to resume the multifaceted talks with Iran.
Two rounds of comprehensive talks were already held in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2010 and in Istanbul, Turkey in January 2011.
The US, the Israeli regime and some of their allies have accused Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program.
The US and the EU have used the pretext to impose sanctions against Iran, while Tel Aviv has issued threats of a military strike against Iran’s nuclear installations. Washington, meanwhile, has been repeatedly saying that “all options are on the table” regarding Iran.
The Islamic Republic has strongly rejected the Western allegations regarding its nuclear energy program, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful objectives.
Tehran has also censured the silence and inaction of global powers towards the established belief that the Tel Aviv regime possesses over 200 atomic warheads. Israel refuses to submit to any international regulatory inspection of its nuclear facilities.