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  9/22/2010, Tishrei 14, 5771

Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Was Exaggerated

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday during a conversation with reporters in New York that the Holocaust was exaggerated in order to create a pretext for starting a war. He remarked that the Holocaust is a matter that must researched further.

"We need to ask where the Holocaust took place, and why must the Palestinian people continue to suffer because of it?" Ahmadinejad said. During the conversation he also said that he is not anti-Semitic but rather anti-Zionist.