Iranian president-elect Hassan Rowhani takes part in a parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Tehran on August 2. Rowhani said that Israel was a foreign body that must be removed, and also cast doubt on efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
Iranian president-elect Hassan Rowhani takes part in a parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Tehran on August 2. Rowhani said that Israel was a foreign body that must be removed, and also cast doubt on efforts to revive peace talks with the Palestinians.
(ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian President Rowhani’s Extremist ‘Path of Moderation’

August 9, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Just how ‘moderate’ is Iran’s recently inaugurated president?
 

Apparently the “path of moderation” that the recently inaugurated Iranian president has vowed to tread is not an easy one. Iran’s PR department has been frantically pouring water over the fiery, anti-Zionist statements that the “moderate” Hasan Rowhani made on August 2 on Quds (Jerusalem) Day—a pro-Palestine, and by implication, anti-Israel annual event coinciding with the last Friday of Ramadan.

Rowhani was quoted by Iran’s local media two days before his inauguration as saying, “The Zionist regime is a wound inflicted for years on the body of the Muslim world that must be cleansed.” Rowhani’s incendiary remarks sounded eerily similar to outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s unabashed, wolf-in-wolf’s-clothing, anti-Semitic rants.

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