But, Ahmadinejad added, in comments carried on state television, that the Iranian people will "destroy the enemy plots."
Ahmadinejad's remarks come one day after members of Iran's large Azeri minority marched through the northwestern city of Tabriz to protest the recent publication of a cartoon they deem to be offensive.
A similar protest on May 22 turned violent.
Iranian authorities ordered the indefinite closure of the daily that published the cartoon and the arrest of its editor and cartoonist.
RFE/RL Iran Report
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