Israeli officials call German legislators’ decision to meet with Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, “especially regretful.”
Israeli officials have sharply criticized five Bundestag deputies for meeting in Tehran this week with Ali Larijani, the speaker of Iran’s parliament, who has defended his government’s denial of the Holocaust.
“It is especially regretful that German legislators met with Holocaust deniers,” an Israeli official told The Jerusalem Post.
Larijani defended Iran’s denial of the Holocaust at the Munich security conference in 2009, saying his country has “different perspectives on the Holocaust” and no laws barring such denial.
The German legislators reportedly met on Monday with Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, who delivered a speech at the 2006 international Holocaust denial conference held in Teheran.
The Israelis officials said the German “visit is counterproductive and regretful, and clearly sends the wrong message to the Iranian regime. It is quite surprising that German legislators choose to hold an official visit to Iran, at the same time when the German government, together with other leaders of the democratic world, work hard to tighten the sanctions on Iran in order to prevent it from threatening the world with nuclear capabilities.”
Source: Jerusalem Post.
There are many world leaders that have greeted the modern day Hitler. But few of them has flown into Tehran to fall at the feet of the supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
That German leaders fly to the modern day “Nazi-Capital” to hail a leadership who say they will copy the Holocaust is not only regrettable. Its a horrible crime, that should be “hailed” with 10 years imprisonment. In Germany Holocaust denial is a criminal offense.