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Iran condemns 'insulting' Charlie Hebdo prophet cover

A handwritten sign at a newsstand, which reads "No more Charlie Hebdo", is displayed after it sold out the limited stock of the satirical newspaper in Paris January 14, 2015. REUTERS/John Schults

TEHRAN: Iran condemned Wednesday the publication of a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was "insulting" and "provocative."

The magazine cover "provokes the emotions of Muslims and hurts their feelings around the world, and could fan the flame of a vicious circle of extremism," said foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham.

 

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