St. Petersburg Times

World in brief
Saudi ambassador calls Holocaust ‘fact’; leaders to chastise Iran
By wire services
Published December 16, 2005


WASHINGTON – Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to the United States, took issue Thursday with the Iranian president’s description of the Holocaust as a myth, saying the “horrific genocide” is a “historical fact” no longer in dispute.

And European leaders warned Thursday that patience with Iran is running thin less than a week before envoys from Britain, France and Germany are to resume negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. more.