President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the illegitimate presence of the Western countries is the main cause of insecurity in the Persian Gulf region, IRNA reported.
President Ahmadinejad made the above remarks in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria in GPS program which was aired on Sunday.
"If the Western countries want to establish security in the region, the first thing they should do is to exit from the Middle East region," he noted.
Asked about Iran-Group5+1 talks, President Ahmadinejad noted that Iran has given its offers and it hopes that positive steps would be taken in this regard.
"The US is more important than other negotiators in the nuclear talks and the experience shows that at the time of elections no important decisions are taken in that country and it is only after the elections that decision-making becomes more stable in that country," he added.
Asked if any attack is launched against Iran by the Zionist regime what will be Iran's response to that attack, President Ahmadinejad responded that Iranians have never ushered in a war, but if any attack takes place Iran can fully defend itself.
Referring to the fact that no one or no country has benefited from attacking Iran throughout history, the president pointed out that Iran is not war-monger and what can be seen in the media is normal, because Iranian officials respond to the threats lodged against the country.