IRAN is presently involved in a bitter struggle with Europe and America to maintain its nuclear development programme. Iran insists that it is for peaceful purposes only while its opponents say that it wants to develop a nuclear bomb.

As an act of defiance, Iran is now organising a conference to argue that the Holocaust is just a myth created to justify the establishment of the state of Israel. Seven million Jews were murdered by the Nazis during World War Two. The German government has acknowledged this. The physical and documentary evidence for the Holocaust is overwhelming.

This conference will alienate many people who would otherwise support Iran’s peaceful development of nuclear technology. ran should cancel this conference