President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talte på Teheran-universitet på Al Quds-dagen fredag. Han sa staten Israel er bygget på en løgn og løgnen er Holocaust. Han sa iranerne har en religiøs plikt til å rydde løgnen av veien.

In his al-Quds Day address, the hardline president again described the mass extermination of Jews during the Second World War as a «myth» and said Israel was on its way to collapse.

«They (Western powers) launched the myth of the Holocaust. They lied, they put on a show and then they support the Jews,» he said to chants of «Death to Israel» from his supporters among the crowd.

«The pretext for establishing the Zionist regime is a lie… a lie which relies on an unreliable claim, a mythical claim, and the occupation of Palestine has nothing to do with the Holocaust. This regime’s days are numbered and it is on its way to collapse. This regime is dying.»

Tidligere president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani har vært fast taler på Al Quds-dagen de siste 25 år. Men i år fikk han ikke tale.

The regime had already barred Hojatoleslam Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the former President who has expressed support for the opposition, from addressing the commemoration as he has done for the past 25 years.

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