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Moussavi: Holocaust not Iran's business
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:9AM
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Moussavi in the city of Mashad in the Khorasan Razavi province
Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi says the Holocaust is not Iran's 'issue', while urging a practical solution to the Palestinian problem.


Talking to reporters in Iran's Khorasan Razavi province on Friday, Moussavi said, "the Holocaust is not our business, the main point is that Palestinian land is occupied and that we have to find the most reasonable way to solve the Palestine case."

He added that 'neither Israel has a nation who Iran can befriend, nor Holocaust is Iran's business'.

Moussavi was apparently referring to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's constant questioning of the Holocaust and last year's comments by Vice President, Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, who had said that the Iranian nation is friends with 'the Israeli nation'.

Iran's presidential contender said that instead of dealing with the Holocaust, the next administration should come up with ideas that would solve Palestine's crisis.

Moussavi noted that changes in international politics have created a new atmosphere in foreign policy and went on to say that thoughtful steps should be taken to enter the new international political arena to counter future challenges that might face the nation.

Meanwhile when asked about his stance on the issue of polygamy, Moussavi said the phenomena negatively affects middle-class family values and spreads lust.

Moussavi was Iran's former prime minister and is well remembered for handling the economic aftermath of the Iraqi imposed war (1980-1988).

A July 1989 constitutional amendment removed the post granting the responsibilities of the premier to the president.

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