Gee, we can hardly wait for this one. From Reuters, Jan. 15:
TEHRAN – Iran is planning a conference to assess the scale of the Holocaust, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects as a myth, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said on Sunday.
“Iran’s Foreign Ministry has decided to hold a conference on the Holocaust to assess its scale by scientific means and discuss its consequences,” Asefi told a news briefing.
He did not say when or where the conference would be held.
Ahmadinejad caused international outrage last month when he said the Holocaust — the killing of six million Jews by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945 — was a myth and suggested Israel be moved to North America or Europe.
“It is a strange world … It is possible to discuss everything but the Holocaust,” Asefi said, adding there were unanswered questions about the scale of Holocaust which Europeans should answer.
Ahmadinejad, a former Revolutionary Guardsman who was elected president by a landslide in June, said in October that Israel was a “tumor” that must be “wiped off the map”.
Analysts say Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel rhetoric may be part of a strategy aimed at increasing his own legitimacy at home and Iran’s voice in the region.
We assume the guest list will include the usual gang of idiots.
See our last post on Iran.