(IRNA) - Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Secretary Ali Larijani said Monday that double standards and discriminatory approaches should be avoided to promote international stability, peace and security.
According to a report released by the SNSC Public Relations Department, he made the remark in an interview with Channel 1 of Italian television station in response to a question about the points of the nuclear issue which can be overlooked, reports Trend.
"Given that the US and some of its allies have the privilege to specific rights and advantages, which other states are deprived of, international stability will be impossible. Why do they insist on depriving Iran of its right?" he added, reports Trend.
In response to a question about Palestine and "Why Iran is seeking to eliminate Israel?", he underlined, "We have repeatedly declared our official view on the Palestinian issue and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has clearly stated Iran's official policy." Larijani said that the fair and democratic solution to the problem is to hold a referendum in which Jews, Muslims and Christians from Palestine elect their future government through free elections.
"The Supreme Leader has said that we neither accept the approach of (late Egyptian leader Gamal Abdul) Nasser, who said that Israel should be drowned in the sea, nor that of (deposed Iraqi dictator) Saddam, who said that it should be set ablaze.
"According to Iran's official policy, all Palestinian people irrespective of being Jews, Muslims and Christians should elect their government themselves," added the SNSC secretary.
Turning to the impact of the summit of the world's leading industrialized states (G8), which is slated to be held in Saint Petersburg on July 15-17, on Iran's views, he stressed that he considers `The Western states decision to hold talks rather than pursuing the issue through the United Nations Security Council' as a step forward.
In response to a question about Iran's timetable for responding to Europe's proposal, he said, "As we have said several times, the package of proposals is now being seriously examined by specialized committees and that we will respond once the assessment of the issue is completed."