Iran’s president-elect has dashed hopes of a period of calm with Israel after he described the country as a ‘wound’ that needs to be removed from the Middle East.
Hassan Rouhani made the contentious comments in a state-run television interview about the occupation of Palestinian land just days ahead of his inauguration as Iran’s new leader.
Source: Daily Mail.
As is to be expected, the Iranians are backtracking on this, saying the statement either wasn’t made or has been “distorted”. They’re lying.
If there’s a wound that needs to be removed from the Middle East I would suggest it’s not Israel. Mr Rouhani should take a look in the mirror.