Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 6 / Trend, D. Khatinoglu, S. Isayev
Iran condemns holocaust, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, Tasnim news agency reported.
"Iran condemns both genocide against Jews and Israel's violations against Palestinians," Zarif said.
Previously Zarif congratulated the Jews via his Twitter, writing in English "Happy Rosh Hashanah", adding that a minority of Jews live in Iran as well.
A user, who turned out to be Christine Pelosi, the daughter of former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, replied to Zarif's message by saying "Thanks. The new year would be even sweeter if you would end Iran's Holocaust denial, sir."
Zarif tweeted back by saying "Iran never denied it (the Holocaust). The man who was perceived to be denying it is now gone. Happy New Year."
Iran's FM did not call any names, however Iran's former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has several times denied the holocaust, saying that independent research groups should investigate the facts to determine whether there ever was a genocide against the Jews.
"Every year we wish happy new year to our Christian compatriots," Zarif told Tasnim. "We also have a Jewish minority that is represented in parliament by one deputy."
"We have nothing against Jews and Judaism, but we do not allow Zionists to present Iran as being anti-Semitic and bellicose in their propaganda so they can continue to repress the Palestinian people... and have their crimes forgotten," he added.
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