Iranian leader: West uses Holocaust as pretext

TEHRAN – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday again expressed doubts over the true extent of the Holocaust and called it a pretext by the West to gain domination over the Middle East.

“Some of the Western countries had for centuries followed the aim to dominate the region (Middle East) and used the pretext of the Holocaust for preparing the grounds to realize this aim,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.