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Iran’s Foreign Minister: ‘Holocaust Is Not a Myth’

Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that the “Holocaust is not a myth,” and that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei “rejects and condemns the killing of innocent people.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Javad Zarif was asked by host George Stephanopoulos about a statement appearing on the website of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, which refers in English to “the myth of the massacre of the Jews known as the Holocaust.”

“This is the problem when you translate something from Persian to English,” Zarif responded, according to the Huffington Post, “you may lose some of the meaning. This has unfortunately been the case several times over. The point is, we condemn the killing of innocent people whether it happens in Nazi Germany or whether it is happening in Palestine.”

Zarif also spoke of the relations between Iran and the U.S, saying the Islamic Republic is willing to forgive Washington’s history with Iran, but will not forget the decades of distrust between the two nations. He added that Tehran is open to negotiations with the U.S. over its nuclear program, but Washington must end its crippling sanctions.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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