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B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

B’nai B’rith International condemns Iran’s Supreme Leader Seyed Ali Khamenei for his repulsive comments, again denying the Holocaust both on Twitter and in a speech on March 21.

Following the remarks he made in a speech given for the Persian New Year, Khamenei wrote on Twitter: “#Holocaust is an event whose reality is uncertain and if it has happened, it’s uncertain how it has happened.”

Khamenei’s inciteful statements are nothing new. By denying the Holocaust, Khamenei’s comments further underscore his shameful denial of history. Such comments cannot hide the true nature of the Iranian regime, which in addition to its pursuit of nuclear weapons, is the largest state-sponsor of terrorism and a serial human rights abuser of its own people.