Official: Iran does not think about war with Israel

Iran Materials 2 March 2012 18:25 (UTC +04:00)
Official: Iran does not think about war with Israel

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iran does not think about going to war with Israel, General Director of Institute of Political and International Studies of Iran's Foreign Ministry , Mostafa Dolatyar told Trend in an interview in Baku.

Israel has been threatening to launch strikes to prevent Iran getting the bomb, saying Tehran's continued technological progress means it could soon pass into a "zone of immunity."

"Israel could not do anything during the war in Gaza, as we have seen," Dolatyar said. "Iran is a different matter, so right now we do not talk about a possible war".

Speaking about a possible war against the U.S. and its allies, Dolatyar noted that starting another war in the region will not bring anything good to anyone.

"In my opinion, our region has seen enough of wars," Dolatyar said. "No one benefits from a war".

He added that for the last ten years, the U.S. have been involved wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and if it starts another war with Iran, it will be destroyed.

"We believe it is better to think of other ways to resolve conflicts, rather than with military power," he added.

The U.S. and its allies have repeatedly accused Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program. Iran has rejected the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the NPT and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful use.

Tehran has also challenged the silence and inaction of the UN and IAEA with respect to Israeli nuclear program and its implied possession of atomic warheads, repeatedly calling for total abolishment of all nuclear arms.