Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Europe that it should support his country’s nuclear program or “suffer the consequences.”
In an interview to be published in the German Der Spiegel on Sunday, Ahmadinejad also expressed his doubt regarding the Holocaust, saying that even if it had occurred, the Jewish state should have been established in Europe, not in Palestine.
“I only accept something as the truth if I am truly convinced of it,” he asserted.
The Iranian president, who previously stated his intention to travel to Germany for the World Cup games that will take place there this summer, said that he had not yet decided on the matter. Iran is one of the 32 nations participating in the world-wide sporting event.
“My decision depends on a lot of different things,” Ahmadinejad said.
Some German officials have been pressing to prevent Ahmadinejad’s visit following numerous statements that he made casting doubt about the occurrence of the Holocaust.