“This is a media war, because the Zionist regime is weak; we have faced stronger countries in the past,” the Iranian leader said during a visit to Iranian TV network Al-Alam.
Ahmadinejad’s remarks came in response to recent statements made by Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert alluding to the possibility of an attack on Iran.
The Iranian president said Iran will finish its nuclear work by next year. "Iran plans to build 100,000 centrifuges. Allah willing, Iran will provide its nuclear fuel needs by next year," he said, noting that the Persian year ends on March 20.
He stressed that his country's nuclear plan is solely peaceful. "Iran is peace loving country and has never attacked another country and today too it stands firm."
One of the studios on the site was named was named after his name.
Senior Italian official recently confirmed that Ahmadinejad sent a letter to Prime Minister Romano Prodi expressing Tehran's readiness to cooperate with Rome to solve the Middle East conflict.
Amhadinejad's letter was delivered to Prodi a day after France, Italy and Spain presented a plan to revive deal peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
The plan included five sections, including one that calls for the deployment of an international peacekeeping force in Gaza.