Italy on Thursday condemned comments by the Iranian president that Israel should be "wiped off the map," saying the remarks confirm concerns over Tehran's nuclear program.
The Italian Foreign Ministry "has expressed discomfort and concern to the Iranian ambassador in Rome," a ministry statement said. A ministry official said the ambassador had not been summoned.
"The contents and tone of such unacceptable statements confirm worries over the political positions pursued by the new Iranian leadership, especially concerning the nuclear dossier," the statement said.
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