Ahmadinejad describes incentive offer as ”step forward”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed on Friday that Iran's nuclear case faces no deadlock, adding the Islamic Republic will continue its promising movement in the nuclear case through negotiations and prudence.
Making the remarks in a news conference in Shanghai before his departure to Tehran, Ahmadinejad said 5+1 Group proposals are a "step forward" for which Iran is currently scrutinizing its different aspects based on national interests. "Iran will support negotiations in equal and constructive conditions," he noted, according to IRNA.
Answering a question on Iran's concerns about an Israel's possible attack, President Ahmadinejad said "we are not worried about such an attack while we are able to defend ourselves."
Asked about Holocaust, he said it is not a problem of Jews but the problem of a political party dubbed "Zionist" which may hide itself behind the name of Jew.
Asked about a negotiated solution to Iran's nuclear case as already welcomed by Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Ahmadinejad said, "We have been seeking negotiations since the beginning of this case. We believe negotiation is better than tension."
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad said Iran is not concerned over the pressures of the US and Europe. "We have had no concern at all and we think if those (the US and Europe) you are referring to rectify their behaviors a little a bit, all the problems will be solved," said Ahmadinejad when asked by a US correspondent on Iran's reaction to the US-Europe pressure over its nuclear case.