28 octobre 2021

Iranian president says Holocaust is ‘myth’

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TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reiterated his doubt about the Holocaust and called on Muslim nations to take a proactive stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, state media reported Tuesday.

The president’s comments, published on Iranian state television’s Web site, were the second time in a week he has expressed doubt about the Nazi genocide of Jews during World War II. In October, Ahmadinejad also said Israel should be "wiped off the map."

"If the killing of Jews in Europe is true," the Web site quoted Ahmadinejad as saying during a speech at an Islamic conference in Tehran, "and the Zionists are being supported because of this excuse, why should the Palestinian nation pay the price?" …

Ahmadinejad has been unapologetic about taking Iran on a more openly defiant course, insisting on Iran’s right to develop its nuclear program and often using rhetoric reminiscent of the 1980s heyday of the Islamic Revolution.

But he has alienated even some conservative allies in Iran, who fear he is hurting the country’s image. Moderate Iranians have called on the ruling Islamic establishment to rein in the president.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has ultimate say on all matters, has backed Ahmadinejad’s calls for Israel’s elimination.

( To see more and, above all, his latest declaration).

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