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US-Iran spat mars Tunisia constitution party

A US delegation walked out of celebrations for Tunisia's new constitution in protest on Friday after an Iranian official criticized the United States and Israel in his address to guests in Tunis.

 

Addressing the ceremony at the National Assembly, Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani referred to Israel as a "cancer" in the region and accused it and the United States of trying to "sterilize" the Arab Spring revolutions. (Reuters)