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Iran's new president sworn in

Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, has taken an oath of office in parliament, a day after he was officially endorsed by Iran's supreme leader.

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Iran's president-elect Rouhani calls Israel a 'wound'

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani Credit: Reuters

Iran's president-elect Hassan Rouhani called Israel a "wound" that must be removed, Iranian media reported.

Speaking two days ahead of his inauguration, he is reported as saying: "The Zionist regime is a wound that has sat on the body of the Muslim world for years and needs to be removed."

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