Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15, 2015 at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in JerusalemPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seized on Israel’s annual remembrance of the Holocaust Wednesday to compare arch-foe Iran to Hitler’s Germany. “As the Nazis sought to stamp out civilisation and to set the master race to rule across the earth… while wiping out the Jewish people, so does Iran seek to control the region, spread outwards and destroy the Jewish state,” he said. Speaking at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, as Israel began marking the liberation of the Nazi death camps 70 years ago, he used the occasion to keep up his constant pressure against the emerging nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.

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