President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Top advisor behind Holocaust denial Photo: AFP
Iran leader's aide: Jews are filthy
Senior aide to Iranian president says Jews have been accused of spreading deadly plagues throughout history because they are filthy; states that as long as Israel exists, 'there will never be peace and security in Middle East'
Jews are filthy people, and that is why they have been accused throughout history of spreading deadly disease and plagues, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s advisor Mohammad Ali Ramin told students during a visit at the town of Rasht, the Iranian news site Rooz Online reported Thursday.
Ramin, a historian who serves as the president's most senior aide, is believed to be the man behind the regime's recent statements that
the Holocaust is a myth.
“Historically, there are many accusations against the Jews. For example it was said that they were the source for such deadly disease as the plague and typhus. This is because the Jews are very filthy people. For a time people also said that they poisoned water wells belonging to Christians and thus killed them,” the site quoted Ramin as saying.
“I only know that Jews have been accused of such conspiracies and sabotage throughout history and have not performed well," he added.
Ramin reiterated past statements made by President Ahamadinejad regarding the Holocaust, saying it was the cause for the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and claimed that Israel is responsible for Middle East crisis.
“So long as Israel exists in the region there will never be peace and security in the Middle East,” he said adding, “so the resolution of the Holocaust issue will end in the destruction of Israel.”