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10/2/05

Parliament Speaker: Iran will give unforgettable lesson to Israel if it ventures into targeting nuclear sites

Damascus, Oct 2, IRNA-If Israel goes mad enough to target Iranian nuclear sites as it did against Iraqi installations in 1991, Iran would give it a lesson which it could not forget forever, Iranian Majlis Speaker Gholamali Haddad Adel said in Damascus on Sunday.

He made the statement in his address to members of Syrian parliament in reply to a question on Iranian reaction to US-Israel threats against Iranian nuclear sites if they are translated into practice.

"The Iranian nation will proudly advance the goals of Islamic Revolution and will never surrender to bullying and will proceed with its legitimate rights," he said.

"We have made clear that Iran follows regulations of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iran is a signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Iran implemented Additional Protocol to NPT voluntarily to build confidence with international community and ensure that Iranian nuclear program is civilian," Haddad Adel said.

"We have proved our good faith by opening up Iranian nuclear sites to IAEA inspectors in the past two years."

"Almost 1,200 persons/days from IAEA have inspected Iranian nuclear sites and they said there is no sign of any diversion from civilian nature of the nuclear program," the Majlis speaker said.

He said that the attempts being made to refer Iranian nuclear case to United Nations Security Council is outcome of pressure on Iran adding that Iran will never yield to extortion of the enemy.

Haddad Adel condemned the ominous phenomenon of terrorism and drew distinction between terrorists and those fighting to liberate their homeland from occupation.

He said that both Tehran and Damascus have common views about supporting Palestinian rights and civilian nuclear program.

Haddad Adel said that in his negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad, they reached an agreement to take practical steps for cooperation on international issues.

Winding up his three-day visit to Lebanon, the Majlis speaker arrived in Damascus on Sunday on a two-day visit.

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