Iran's 'Moderate' New President on Whether Holocaust a Myth: 'I'm Not a Historian'

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 19, 2013 10:27 AM

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In an unaired portion of an interview with NBC correspondent Ann Curry, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani did not refute his predecessor's claim that the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany was a "myth." "President [Mahmoud] Ahmadeinejad said that the Holocaust is a myth," said Curry, wearing a head scarf. "Do you agree?" Through a translator, Rouhani replied: "I'm not a historian. I'm a politician. What is important for us is that the countries of the region and the people grow closer to each other and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice."