The Iranian ministry of interior sets 14 June 2013 as the date of the next presidential election, for a successor of current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. For the first time, this election is to be held on the same date as the next municipal elections.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the International Atomic Energy Agency report is based on "empty claims" and that Iran would not budge from its nuclear program despite allegations it may be trying to develop nuclear weapons; European countries and the US say they will consider fresh sanctions against Iran.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran is ready for talks with the six majors powers of the G5 5+1 group in November, but the Islamic Republic's previous conditions for holding talks should be met. [http:--www.iran-daily.com-# (Iran Daily)] [http:--www.mehrnews.com-en-NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=1172979 (Mehr)] [http:--www.tehrantimes.com-index_View.asp?code=228764 (Tehran Times)] [http:--www.irna.ir-ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30025109 (IRNA)]date=August 2019
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Lebanon is becoming a "satellite" of Iran after it hosts a controversial visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who again "predicts" Israel's destruction at a Hezbollah rally in southern Lebanon.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for a boycott of Israeli goods or companies that do business with Israel, including a blacklist of international companies that are Jewish-owned or have branches in Israel; among the companies targeted are Nestlè, Coca Cola, Intel, and IBM.