TEHRAN — Two days before he officially took office, Iran’s president-elect touched off an international uproar Friday with disputed comments about its archenemy Israel, engendering a furious rejoinder from the Israeli prime minister that illustrated the wide gap between the two countries, fed by decades of hostility and mutual distrust.
Remark by Iran’s president-elect creates furor
Some agencies admit misquote
By Thomas Erdbrink and Jodi Rudoren| New York Times August 03, 2013
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