As the international community commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
released a video claiming that
“it is not clear” if the Holocaust “is a reality or not.
”The Farsi video, titled “Are The Dark Ages Over?”, was posted to Khamenei’s official website.
An English translation of the video by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) is embedded right.
In a March 2014 public address translated by MEMRI, Khamenei said, “It is not clear whether [the Holocaust] is real or not, and if it is real – how it happened.” A crowd of supporters answered his declaration with chants of “Death to America.” In another speech that year, Khamenei claimed that the reality of the Holocaust was “uncertain” before rejecting the idea that the Palestinians should recognize Israel.
UNESCO on Wednesday criticized Iran’s upcoming Holocaust cartoon contest, saying it is “completely opposed to the spirit of UNESCO.”
Last November, Khamenei spelled out his plan for the annihilation of Israel.
Emaunuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explained in May the significance of the Iranian regime’s Holocaust denial.
[Photo: Ayatullah Khamenei Speeches English / YouTube ] seriously
2016 January, 27 | by TheTower.org Staff | Source: thetower.org "Khamenei Releases Video Denying Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day"