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Iranian VP: We are friends of Israelis

Somehow, I don't think this comment from Iran's Vice President Esfandiar Rahim Mashai is going to help anyone sleep easier in Tel Aviv:

Iranian media are quoting the country's vice president as saying Iranians are "friends of all people in the world — even Israelis."

As Haaretz observes, this isn't the first time Mashai has sounded a conciliatory note about Israel:

In late July, Mashai made similar comments, saying: "Iran wants no war with any country, and today Iran is friend of the United States and even Israel.... Our achievements belong to the whole world and should be used for expanding love and peace." 

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