Mohammd Qarazi appeared on the national TV on Saturday evening to discuss his views for administering the country.
Regarding the foreign policy and the way he would handle relations with the US, Qarazi said "We are a peace-loving country. Even the Americans say that this nation has not fought anyone for 250 years.”
He added "The US used to hold sway on this country. There was an administration called the Mosaddeq administration. At that time there were two great people side by side, Mosaddeq and Kashani. As long as these two are together, the US cannot do a damn thing. Once they are separated, Mosaddeq will hold talks with the US and then the US will plot a coup against him.”
He asserted that he believes in interaction with the US rather than negotiation. He said "The US came down to seize Afghanistan and Iraq to surround us, after all the ‘Neither East, Nor West’ saying is fatal to them. I’d say negotiations, never, but interaction with deeds. We support Syria and the US strongly opposes the Syrian government. So we can interact with the US on this.”
"We didn’t commit any wrong. We didn’t violate the law. They say you’re going to make nukes in the future, but it is wrong. When Iraq bombed Dezful I visited Imam Khomeini and said ‘If you’d allow we will bomb Basra. He said no, these are our Muslim brothers. So I tell the US we will never hold talks, we will interact. The Iranian nation will not resort to appeasement.”