Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday described his denial of the Holocaust as one of his greatest achievements, the Fars news agency reported.
“That was a taboo topic that no one in the West allowed to be heard,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech looking back at his time in office. He had enough courage to bring up the issue, he said.
“That broke the spine of the Western capitalist regime,” he claimed.
Since he was first elected in 2005, Ahmadinejad repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel and called the Holocaust a “fairy tale.” His remarks led to a worldwide wave of condemnation.
About 6 million Jews were murdered in the systematic genocide that took place throughout Europe during World War II under German dictator Adolf Hitler. Holocaust denial is today illegal in Germany and other countries.
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