(New York) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning any attempt to deny the Holocaust. Iran's UN delegate was alone in speaking out against the measure.
The resolution condemns "without any reservation any denial of the Holocaust" and "urges all member states unreservedly to reject any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, or any activities to this end."
"By this action today, the General Assembly reaffirms its condemnation of the Holocaust as a crime against humanity," said the body’s president, Sheikha Haya Al Khalifa of Bahrain. "This is a strong reminder to all that the international community is united in opposing all crimes against humanity. For the dignity of all humanity, we must strengthen our resolve to prevent such atrocities, whenever and wherever they might occur."
The motion did not single out any country, but it appears to be directed against Iran, especially considering the widespread anger provoked last month by its hosting of a Holocaust denial conference in Tehran.