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Iranian FM: Not our job to recognize or not recognize Israel

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

In an interview on the German morning show  MorgenMagazin, FM Javad Zarif answered questions about the nuclear talks and the Holocaust. Zarif answered questions in English and avoided giving any direct responses to the interviewer’s questions. He said that the massacre of the Jews cannot be denied and that no one can deny this. “This crime must not be repeated. But if the Palestinians were involved in this crime?” Zarif added that Iran always defends the rights of the Palestinians. Instead of providing a direct answer to the interviewer’s question, Zarif discussed the occupation of Palestinian territories and the obstacles hindering the return of Palestinian refugees. The interviewer again asked Zarif for a direct answer to the question about Israel’s right to exist. He asked “If we ignore your position about the Israeli government, do you recognize Israel as an official country?” Zarif said: this issue must be resolved by the Palestinians. We are far from this area. It is not our position to recognize or not recognize it. The Palestinians need to accept this. Offers must be placed on the table that are acceptable to the Palestinians. The Holocaust does not need to be an excuse to violate Palestinian rights.”

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  • Published: 2 years ago on Tuesday, 4 February 2014
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: February 4, 2014 @ 3:59 pm
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