Iran

Incoming Iranian President's Comments About Israel Spark Uproar

Says "a sore has been sitting on the body of the Islamic world for many years"

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TEHRAN — Two days before he officially took office, Iran's president-elect touched off an international uproar on 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.