Iran not against Jews: ambassador to Paris
(IRNA) - Iranian Ambassador to Paris Ali Ahani here on Wednesday said the Islamic Republic of Iran respects Jews and has nothing against them, reports Trend.
Addressing a press conference here, he said Iran's Jewish community is living peacefully in the country and is represented in the Iranian parliament.
Making a distinction between Jews and Zionists, he said the fact that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not recognize the Zionist regime does not mean that Jews are placed in the same category.
Referring to Iran's support to the Lebanese Hezbollah, Ahani said that while Iran supports the group politically, it does not not support it militarily nor has it dispatched any military aid to the Lebanese resistance movement.
Asked what Iran's response would be in case of an attack by the Zionist regime on its nuclear installations, he said the Islamic Republic of Iran was fully capable of responding to any force or threat of the use of force by aggressors.