PARIS, JULY 7 -- Prime Minister Jacques Chirac said in an interview published today, "It is out of the question" that an Iranian official confined in the besieged Iranian Embassy here can leave France without being interrogated about a wave of terrorist bombings.

Chirac's comments to Le Monde newspaper seemed to rule out early resolution of a week-old standoff between France and Iran over the official, who has been summoned for questioning by a judge investigating last September's Paris bombings.

Chirac's tough position, including a threat to break off diplomatic relations with Tehran, showed that improving relations with Iran to foster release of western hostages in Lebanon is a difficult enterprise in Paris as well as Washington. Since taking over in March 1986, Chirac's government has tried openly to normalize ties with Tehran, and Chirac said, "We still have the will to reach agreement."

The Iranian, listed as embassy translator Wahid Gordgi, has been linked in reports here to a pair of terrorist cells broken up this spring. Police believe the groups may have been responsible for the bombings.

The blasts, which killed 12 persons and wounded more than 150, previously had been attributed to a Lebanese group seeking the release of several Middle Eastern prisoners being held in France on terrorism convictions.

A French official said police suspect Gordgi is more than a translator and may be part of an Iranian intelligence network operating in Europe with loose connections to a hard-line faction of the Iranian government.

Armed French police have surrounded the Iranian embassy here since June 30, checking the identities of all who enter and leave, and seeking to bring Gordgi before the judge by force. Gordgi's apartment also has been searched, but he has remained inside the embassy, claiming diplomatic immunity.

In a retaliatory move, Iranian authorities clamped a blockade on the French Embassy in Tehran, preventing diplomats from entering or leaving. During the weekend, however, Iranian police reduced the measures to identity checks equivalent to the French actions.

The Iranian move was thought to be a first step in defusing the crisis, but Chirac has maintained his hard tone, saying: "It is out of the question that this person not be heard by the judge, who is the one who will reach conclusions from what is said in all liberty and impartiality. And the Iranians should understand this well.

"If Mr. Gordgi refused to come out {of the embassy}, such an attitude would have very serious consequences on the normalization process and on our relations with Iran."

Chirac said he would not order an attack on the Iranian embassy to force out Gordgi because of international diplomatic conventions. Asked what he could do to get Gordgi to submit to questioning, Chirac said: "There are various means, which can go as far as a break in diplomatic relations. Everything depends on Iran's own attitude."

The French Foreign Ministry said Gordgi is not on the list of Iranian diplomats accorded diplomatic immunity in Paris. But one French official suggested Tehran nevertheless may consider Gordgi entitled to immunity because he has been assigned to the embassy.