Iranian Froeign Minister Zarif condemns Holocaust.

Mohammad Javad Zarif told Tasnim news agency that he sent a tweet saying: “Happy Rosh Hashana”.

In a Twitter exchange that followed, he also distanced himself from the Holocaust denials of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran has a Jewish community of between 25,000 and 80,000 so the fact that Iranian leaders are congratulating Jews on the occasion of Rosh Hashana would not necessarily be controversial, say correspondents.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23990717

Background on Zarif:

Zarif was born on 7 January 1960 in Tehran.[1][2] He studied international relations at San Francisco State University.[3] He attended the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and obtained a PhD in international law and policy.[4][5]

In 2000, Zarif served as chairman of the Asian preparatory meeting of the World Conference on Racism and as the chairman of the United Nations Disarmament Commission.

Zarif is married and has a daughter and a son who were born in the US.[15] He is fluent in English.[9]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Javad_Zarif

Advertisements

One thought on “Iranian Froeign Minister Zarif condemns Holocaust.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s