Iranian envoy summoned over Israel remarks

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4 June 2007, MADRID - Spain will summon Iran's ambassador to condemn the Iranian president's latest verbal attack on Israel, officials said Monday.

4 June 2007

MADRID - Spain will summon Iran's ambassador to condemn the Iranian president's latest verbal attack on Israel, officials said Monday.

On Sunday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the world would witness the destruction of Israel soon, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported.

Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos called Ahmadinejad's comments "unacceptable."

"These words need a strong response," he told Spanish national radio.

Moratinos will summon Iran's ambassador in the coming days, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

Ahmadinejad said last summer's war between Israel and Hezbollah showed for the first time that the "hegemony of the occupier regime (Israel) had collapsed, and the Lebanese nation pushed the button to begin counting the days until the destruction of the Zionist regime," IRNA quoted him as saying.

Israel responded Sunday by asking the international community for a condemnation of Ahmadinejad's comments.

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Subject: Spanish news

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