— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews but refused to comment on its scope.
“I have said before that I am not a historian, and that when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust, it is the historians that should reflect on it,” Rouhani told CNN in comments published Tuesday on its website.
“But in general I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis committed towards the Jews, as well as non-Jewish people, was reprehensible and condemnable as far as we are concerned,” he said.
Rouhani also appeared to liken the Holocaust to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
“This does not mean that on the other hand you can say Nazis committed crimes against a group, now therefore they must usurp the land of another group and occupy it,” he said. “This too is an act that should be condemned. There should be an evenhanded discussion.”
Rouhani in an interview earlier this week with NBC declined to answer a question about the Holocaust, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to say that Rouhani differed little from his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denied the Holocaust.
A Holocaust denier will start by saying that the Nazis did bad things against many different ethnic groups. And all of it should be condemned.
A Holocaust denier will not comment on the size of the Holocaust, opening up for a Jewish exaggeration of figures.
A Holocaust denier will accuse the Jews of using similar tactics as the Nazis in their “aggression” against the “Palestinians”.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a Holocaust denier. Like many other Jew-haters and anti-Semites.
Written by Ivar