Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeted Monday that “The Zionists are just like the Nazis.”
Khamenei posted his quote over a picture of French Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy on the anniversary of the trial in which Garaudy’s book The Founding Myths of Modern Israel was banned in France in 1998 for denying crimes against humanity. Iran and much of the Arab world supported Garaudy, a convert to Islam.
According to The Jerusalem Post, Khamenei’s Facebook page contains other quotes from his 1988 speech:
“Fighting the #Zionists and their supporters is a great spiritual and divine duty and your courage and tirelessness on the path of this resistance is admirable,” it stated.