Friday, December 16, 2005

EU gets tough on Iran's Holocaust comments

The EU is threatening sanctions against Iran.

Leaders at a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, will adopt a statement Friday condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent comments describing the Holocaust as a "myth" and calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map."

"These comments are wholly unacceptable and have no place in civilized political debate," the draft statement said.
EU leaders warned Tehran they will review the diplomatic options for possible sanctions because of Iran's recent "provocative political moves." The statement comes days before EU envoys resume talks with Iran on its nuclear program.

Iran, it seems is trying to backpaddle as the article discusses:

Iran Interior Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi told The Associated Press that Ahmadinejad's comments were "misunderstood" by the West.

What the heck does that mean? What part of "myth" don't I understand?

It looks like Iran may have their work cut out for them:

Denying the Holocaust - in which 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis - is a crime in several European nations.

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