Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:37 pm Iran's Zarif under fire for stance on Holocaust
Iran's Zarif under fire for stance on Holocaust
February 24, 2014
Islamic hardliners in Iran's parliament have summoned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over public comments condemning the Holocaust, the official news agency IRNA reported on Monday.
Zarif, who is also Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, caused an uproar among conservatives in Iran when he called the Holocaust a "horrifying tragedy" in an interview with a German television station late last month.
He is due to appear in a closed session of parliament on Tuesday in response to a petition signed by 54 lawmakers. . . . [More]