Friday, December 16, 2005

Iranian Interior Minister Rewrites Recent History: "Iranian President's Comments were Misunderstood"

Iran's Interior Minister is really trying to rewrite history by his claims that the President's remarks were "misunderstood." The problem for the Interior Minister is that the President called the Holocaust a myth. There is not much to "misunderstand" about that.

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

Associated Press

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."


Olah Chadasha said...

Little Green Footbals had another article today made by a member of Iran's Foreign Ministry. Here's the link:
Here's a quote of what he said, which might as well have come out of "History on Trial":
"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust is a matter for academic discussion and the West should be more tolerant of his views, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. “What the president said is an academic issue. The West’s reaction shows their continued support for Zionists,” Asefi told a weekly news conference. “Westerners are used to leading a monologue but they should learn to listen to different views,” he added...."
Interesting. Sound familiar?

Kashesan said...

Dear Dr Lipstadt,
I just finished "History On Trial" and wanted to say how much it has meant, especially in light of the recent statements from Iran's president. It was of much respite to read the last chapters and Dershowitz's afterward, considering this latest upsurge of political denials. It never seems to end.