An Iranian Lie

(Voice of America) The United States, and many other countries, are condemning remarks made by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad erroneously says that the Holocaust, resulting in the death of six million Jews during World War Two, is a "myth." In October, he said that Israel should be "wiped off the map." Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's foreign minister, says the Iranian president's remarks show "irresponsibility and cynicism....The government in Tehran must understand that the patience of the international community is not endless." Mikhail Margelov, chairman of the Russian Federation Council's International Affairs Committee, told a reporter, "The Iranian president's xenophobia discredits the co-sponsors of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, including Russia." Qin Gang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry, says, "We are not in favor of any remarks detrimental to stability and peace." U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said, "These comments are certainly reprehensible." The Iranian regime, headed by President Ahmadinejad, "continues to support terrorism. It continues to undermine democracy in its own country." Reflecting the views of the United States Government.

2005-12-22 00:00:00

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