The Iranian president said Sunday Iran will retaliate if the U.S. strikes the country militarily.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said Iran had agreed for the benefit of the Iraqi people to meet with the U.S. in Baghdad to discuss security in Iraq.
"They (the U.S.) cannot strike Iran," he said at a press conference during a 2-day visit to the UAE. "The Iranian people can protect themselves and retaliate."
An attempt to gain control of the Turkish UAV Bayraktar TB2 ended with the destruction of the Russian Avtobaza-M complex