At Holocaust-konferansen i Teheran gir svært dårlig PR for Iran, ser ikke ut til å affisere president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
But Ahmadinejad appeared to revel in his meeting Tuesday with conference delegates, shaking hands with American participants and sitting near six anti-Israel Jewish participants, dressed in black ultra-Orthodox coats and hats.
«The Zionist regime will be wiped out soon the same way the Soviet Union was, and humanity will achieve freedom,» Ahmadinejad said during Tuesday’s meeting in his offices, according to the official IRNA news agency.
He called for elections among «Jews, Christians and Muslims so the population of Palestine can select their government and destiny for themselves in a democratic manner.»
Ahmadinejad announced the conference would set up a «fact-finding commission» to determine whether the Holocaust happened or not. The commission will «help end a 60-year-old dispute,» he said.(AP)