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April 25, 2013 7:12 am

Tehran Mayor: Holocaust Denial Harmed Iran, Palestinians

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Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf. Photo: Wikipedia.

JPost – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust has harmed Iran’s foreign relations, and did nothing to benefit the Palestinians, Tehran mayor and a potential candidate for the Iranian presidential elections said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency this week.

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said in excerpts translated from Farsi by Al-Monitor that Ahmadinejad’s statements denying the systematic extermination of six million Jews by Nazi Germany during World War II became an “excuse for our biggest enemies, which are the Zionists, and affected the goals of the Palestinians.”

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