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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Warned For Using The “I” Word

Mohammad Javad ZarifMeet the Iranian MP with a proclivity for using the forbidden word.

Iranian MP, Mojtaba Rahmandoust has addressed a written notification to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif due to his repeatedly use of word “Israel”, Mehr news agency reported.

According to the report, Rahmandoust has stated that Zarif should use phrase “Zionist regime” instead the Israel.

He underlined that “Israel is a fictitious word”.

Iranian media and officials speak of Israel in the news and statements as “Zionist regime” and “Occupied Palestine”.

And he’s apparently been a very naughty boy.

Early in September Iranian media outlets quoted Zarif as condemning holocaust.
“Iran condemns both genocide against Jews and Israel’s violations against Palestinians,” Zarif said.

Previously Zarif congratulated the Jews via his Twitter, writing in English “Happy Rosh Hashanah”, adding that a minority of Jews live in Iran as well.

A user, who turned out to be Christine Pelosi, the daughter of former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, replied to Zarif’s message by saying “Thanks. The new year would be even sweeter if you would end Iran’s Holocaust denial, sir.”

Zarif tweeted back by saying “Iran never denied it (the Holocaust). The man who was perceived to be denying it is now gone.”

The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani put an end to eight years of Holocaust denial under his predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by condemning the “crime” of mass killings of Jews by the Nazis during an interview with CNN later in September.

“I’ve said before that I am not a historian, and when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust, it is the historians that should reflect,” he said.

“But, in general, I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis created towards the Jews as well as non-Jews, is reprehensible and condemnable. Whatever criminality they committed against the Jews, we condemn.”

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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