Iran has concluded that the United States is overcommitted in Iraq and ?not in a position to impose another war in the region against their taxpayers,? the Iranian foreign minister said.
Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday the United States is not in a position to attack his country because Washington cannot afford another costly war in the region.
President Bush warned Wednesday of a nuclear-armed Iran but did not rule out that the United States would negotiate with its provocative leader if he gives up his suspected nuclear weapons ambitions.
Iran's foreign minister said the United States is not in a position to launch a war against Iran because American taxpayers are already saddled with the very costly war in Iraq.
Iran on Wednesday summoned a top French diplomat to protest at remarks by Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner suggesting Tehran could be seeking the atomic bomb, state media reported.
US President George W. Bush on Wednesday tied his North Korea strategy to the Iran nuclear dispute, saying he might hold direct talks with Tehran if it first froze sensitive atomic work.
Iran on Wednesday blamed what it described as "U.S.-backed terrorists" for the fatal assassination of a Shiite cleric during a religious festival, saying Washington seeks to incite ethnic and religious tensions to undermine the government.
France's foreign minister called on the European Union to take the lead in widening financial sanctions on Iran, saying the world could not afford to wait for U.N. action to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
The European Union's top envoy warned Iran on Wednesday that the EU wanted to see progress in international negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program or risk new sanctions by the end of the year.
Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned a senior French diplomat on Wednesday to protest at "extreme remarks" by France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, in a deepening nuclear standoff between Tehran and the West.