September 18, 2009 06:44pm
IRANIAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the Holocaust was a “myth” as he addressed the annual Quds Day rally in Tehran today, reiterating comments that sparked outrage around the world.
“The very existence of this regime is an insult to the dignity of the people,” the hardliner said referring to arch-foe Israel.
“They (Western powers) launched the myth of the Holocaust. They lied, they put on a show and then they support the Jews.
“If as you claim the Holocaust is true, why can a study not be allowed?” the Iranian president said to chants of “Death to Israel” from the crowd gathered for the annual display of solidarity with the Palestinians.
“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,” he said.
“This claim is corrupt and the pretext is corrupt.”