World condemnation bombards Iran’s Holocaust conference which ended Tuesday in Tehran

Ahmadinejad in his closing speech: Israel will vanish soon like the USSR.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany repudiates it “with all our strength.” Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, on a visit to Berlin, condemned the event as unacceptable and a danger to the Western world. “We have learned always to be prepared,” he said.
In Washington, the White House called the conference, attended by ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, “an affront to the entire civilized world.” Tony Blair: “Shocking beyond belief.” A group of anti-Zionist Jews were seated in the front of the hall.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivors Organization invited the Iranian president to pay a visit to the concentration camp site.
Denunciations came from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Vatican, which called the Holocaust an immense tragedy: “The memory of those horrible events must remain as a warning for people’s consciences, said the spokesman.
” EU commissioner Franco Frattini warned against attempts “to deny, trivialize or minimize the Shoah,” while France’s former ambassador to Tehran, Francois Nicoullaud, said of Ahmadinejad: “He’s trying to scientifically justify the unjustifiable.”
Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has called a conference for Thursday titled: From Holocaust denial to genocide.”

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