President of Iran Acknowledges Holocaust, Not Sure How Bad It Was

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The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, told New Yorker editor David Remnick this morning "that he condemned the 'massacre' of Jews that took place during World War II but would leave it to historians to decide how many Jews had been killed." Previously, Rouhani had dodged a question about the existence of the Holocaust because he is "not a historian," so in a sad way this is actually an improvement.