Germany threatens to walk out of UN General Assembly if Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The spokesman said, "We will leave the hall if President Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust or makes anti-Semitic statements ... we are making efforts toward a unified European position," going on to request a "common response" from other European Union member nations. , Israel's ambassador to the UN, also encouraged a boycott of Ahmadinejad's speech.
On Friday, Ahmadinejad gave a speech in which he called the Holocaust "a lie" and a "fairy tale". German Foreign Ministercondemned the remarks, calling Ahmadinejad "a disgrace".
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