Tehran - Iran’s parliament speaker on Sunday condemned a parallel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made between present-day Iran and the plot to annihilate the Jews in ancient Persia as marked this weekend during the Jewish holiday of Purim.

In his dismissal of the comparison Netanyahu made last week during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iran’s Ali Larijani advised the Israeli premier study the Hebrew bible.

“He has distorted the Iranians’ pre-Islam historical era and attempted to misrepresent events,” Iranian Fars News Agency quoted Larijani as saying of Netanyahu. “Apparently, he neither is familiar with the history nor has studied the Torah.”

“Of course, nothing more than presenting such lies is expected from a wicked Zionist,” he added in a parliamentary address in Tehran.

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