Iran Lawmakers Summon Foreign Minister Over Holocaust Condemnation

54 Hardliners Brought Mohammad Javad Zarif to Parliament

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif attends a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif attends a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference.

By JTA

Published February 24, 2014.
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The foreign minister of Iran was summoned to a closed session of the country’s parliament to clarify public comments he made condemning the Holocaust.

Some 54 hard-line lawmakers signed the petition summoning Mohammad Javad Zarif to the session, Reuters reported, citing the official Iranian news agency IRNA.

The Holocaust was “tragically cruel and should not happen again,” Zarif said earlier this month at the Munich Security Conference.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad often practiced Holocaust denial in public speeches.


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