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February 3, 2014 9:00 am

Report: Iran’s Zarif Says Holocaust was ‘Tragically Cruel,’ Links Comments to Rebuke of Israel

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Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: WikiCommons.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Ynet – After years of denial and insults from previous president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s policy on the Holocaust seems to have undergone a similar about-face as its approach to United States. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told an international conference in Munich on Sunday that that the extermination of Jews by the Nazi regime was “tragically cruel and should not happen again,” according to German TV station Phoenix reported.

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    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif categorically denied the remarks attributed to him about Israel, stressing that the Iran’s view about the Zionist regime (Israel) has not changed. Some Israeli media, including Ynetnews and German TV station Phoenix, have misquoted the foreign minister as saying that “Holocaust should not happen again” and that “the extermination of Jews by the Nazi regime was tragically cruel and should not happen again.”

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