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Majlis condemns Kouchner's convulsive anti-Iran claims

Tehran, Sept 19, IRNA - Majlis deputies on Wednesday condemned recent convulsive stance of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and warned the government of France against the issue.

In a statement, signed by 234 lawmakers, the parliamentarians said, "We want the French government to help solve regional problems and restore stability and tranquility rather than waging war in the region."

The statement said France should take the fact into consideration that Iran has high military power and wants peace in the region.

"Iran will continue its nuclear activities in line with peaceful objectives, the IAEA Safeguards and the NPT. the French government knows quite well that Persian Gulf is a sensitive and oil rich region, linked with global economy. Any fire in the sea of oil will plunge the whole into an inferno and France will suffer the most."

Condemning Couchner's claims against Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, the Majlis deputies said recent reports of the IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei to the IAEA Board of Governors and his transparent and explicit statements on the Iran-IAEA cooperation and on non-diversion of the country's nuclear technology towards military purposes are all strong evidences of Iran's sincere cooperation with the IAEA and of Tehran's observation of all the international nuclear energy regulations.

Armed Forces well-prepared to deal with threats

Tehran, Sept 19, IRNA - General Headquarters of the Armed Forces said in a statement on Wednesday that Iran is well-prepared to deal with the threats posed by the enemies.

The statement recalled anniversary of Iraqi invasion of Iran on September 21, 1980 and said that thanks to blessing of the sacred bloods the brave soldiers dedicated for defending the country during eight-year US-backed imposed war, the Iranian Armed Forces are in full preparedness to stand up to any possible attack on Iran.

"Currently, the hypocritic nature of the US and its allies has come to light more than ever in the international campaign against terrorism. What is going on in Afghanistan and Iraq proved brutality and plundering wealth of the two nations," the statement said.

The General Headquarters of the Armed Forces said that the Iranian nation would utilize the experience of eight-year sacred defense to double efforts for reconstruction and development of the country in light of capability of the Iranian youth.

"The General Headquarters of the Armed Forces is well aware of current situation in the region and has mobilized its forces in the Army of the Islamic Republic, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Defense Ministry, the Basij (volunteer forces) and the Islamic Republic of Iran Police (IRIP) to defend the country and the aspirations of the late Imam Khomeini," the statement said.

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