Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Iranian President Terms Reaction to Holocaust Remark "Positive"

Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting:
A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said here Tuesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had assessed as "positive" the global reactions to his remark on Holocaust.

The Iranian president, during speeches at an international conference and during a visit to a southeastern provincial city, described the Holocaust as a "myth" and suggested that those who sympathize with alleged Jewish victims be generous enough to give some of their territories to the Jewish state.

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We (MPs) also accept it, but believe we should act with more coordination," Heshmatollah Felahat-Pisheh said here Tuesday at a three-hour meeting between members of the commission and the president.

"We stressed the need to reinforce unity in light of current circumstances in which enemies are united against us. We recommended that the government conduct expert studies regarding threats and opportunities," he further said in the meeting.

"We said that the (nuclear) Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is our red line with regard to nuclear issues. Iran will not accept any proposal, including the Russian proposal, that will tread over this red line," he added.