By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: SEPTEMBER 20, 2009 19:21
The European Union on Sunday condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust, saying it encourages anti-Semitism and hatred.
The Swedish EU presidency urged Iranian leaders to "contribute constructively to peace and security in the Middle East," as well as condemning Ahmadinejad's attacks on the state of Israel's right to exist.
Ahmadinejad repeated his denials of the Holocaust during a speech in Teheran Saturday, saying it was a pretext for occupying Arab land. He was speaking at Quds Day - an annual anti-Israel commemoration in Iran.
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