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ISNA misquotes Rouhani: Israel an “old wound” that should be removed

Monday, 5 August 2013

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s newly elected president, said that “in our region the Zionist regime has been a wound on the body of the Islamic world for years, and the wound should be removed” (این زخم باید از بین برود). Rouhani referred to Quds Day as a day on which all the people demonstrate the unity of the Muslim world and its resistance to (foreign) aggression. He doubted that the current peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians would prove productive. Mehr News Agency reported that Rouhani’s remarks were distorted by certain local media outlets, and the Israeli Prime Minister and foreign media outlets used the distortion as a pretext to attack Rouhani.

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  • Published: 13 days ago on Monday, 5 August 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: August 5, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
  • Filed Under: International
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    • https://twitter.com/HassanRouhani_/status/363258301502328832;http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13920511000680; http://isna.ir/fa/news/92051105737/%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%D8%B1%DA%98%DB%8C%D9%85-%D8%B5%D9%87%DB%8C%D9%88%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%B3%D8%AA%DB%8C-%D8%B2%D8%AE%D9%85%DB%8C-%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D8%AF%D9%86-%D8%AF%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%A7%DB%8C

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