The European Union has responded to the words of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who put into question the plausibility of the Holocaust, expressing that his statements represent an insult to the memory of the victims.
«The EU is appalled by these statements by the (Iranian) president, we are committed to combating antisemitism and any attempt to deny, justify or trivialize the Holocaust,» EU foreign affairs spokesman Peter Stano stressed at a press conference from Brussels.
In this sense, he stressed that there is «much evidence» of the tragedy of the Holocaust, «what it meant and how it took place», so he considered Raisi’s words an «insult to the memory of the people who died a tragic death in the Holocaust».
The chief spokesman of the European Commission, Eric Mamer, wanted to join the complaint to insist that the persecution of the Jews by Nazi Germany is «a historical fact, documented and proven». «There can be no doubt that these terrible events took place and cast a shadow over Europe and the whole world,» he reflected.