We're no friends of Israelis: Iran parliament speaker
Agence France Presse
11-Aug-2008 (one comment)

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday Iran is no friends of the Israelis, reacting to remarks to the contrary by an aide of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Fars news agency reported.

"We are not friends with the Israeli people and Iran has a logic which is what the (supreme) leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) has said," Larijani was quoted as saying.

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, a deputy of Ahmadinejad, has insisted that Iran is "friends with the Israeli people."

Rahim Mashaie first made statements to this effect in July. More recent remarks reaffirming his position in unequivocal terms were printed in several local newspapers on Monday.

"I had said this before that we do not have any hostility against the Israeli people and I still say the same thing proudly," Rahim Mashaie was quoted as saying by Kargozaran newspaper.

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by BitterSweet (not verified) on

Ha Ha! I was wondering when the s... would hit the fan on this guy's remarks! Reminds me of when people like Abbas Abdi who talked about talking to US were arrested! The gentlemen in Qom va hoomeh send the following signal: "If anyone is going to talk to Americans or Israelis, it won't be one of these new-comer (or reformist) clowns! Take a number and wait in line behind the ones with turbines, some of whom have waited 30 years for this!"