What the Interior Minister's remarks do suggest is that Iran is feeling the heat from the world's contempt.
The Houston Chronicle carries the following report.
Dec. 16, 2005, 9:03AM
Iranian president 'misunderstood' on
ATHENS, Greece --The Iranian president's widely condemned remarks about Israel and the Holocaust were "misunderstood" by Western governments, Iran's interior minister said
"Actually the case has been misunderstood," Mostafa Pur Mohammadi told The Associated Press on the sidelines of an Athens conference on immigration.
"He wanted to say that if certain people have created troubles for the Jewish community they should bear the expenses, and it is not others who should pay for that."