Put a sock in it

Iran’s President ramps up the rhetoric. Again:

“Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday expressed doubt that the Holocaust occurred and suggested Israel be moved to Europe.

“‘Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail,’ IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

“‘Although we don’t accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, we ask the Europeans: Is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem?'”

Ahmadinejad is clearly trying to appeal to a domestic audience and certain elements within the Arab world. His comments are, of course, completely unacceptable and will only increase the pressure on his country.

Perhaps he should get out more.

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