Israel's envoy to the UN, Dan Gillerman, said the resolution confirms the historicity of the Holocaust while Iran continues to deny it.
"While the nations of the world gather here today to voice in unison their collective commitment to condemning Holocaust denial, without reservation and in any and in all forms, a member of this assembly continues to deny that eternal truth," he said.
Speaking at the same session, Hossein Gharibi, an Iranian representative to the UN, stood by Iran's position that the Holocaust should be closely examined to determine its scope.
The resolution follows a Tehran-sponsored forum dominated by speakers who questioned whether the Holocaust ever happened.
President Ahmadinejad visiting the tomb of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in October (Fars)
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"I have been notifying the Muslims of the danger posed by the usurper Israel," Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, father of Iran's Islamic Revolution, said in an August 1979 announcement. "I ask all the Muslims of the world and the Muslim governments to join together to sever the hand of this usurper and its supporters...and, through a ceremony demonstrating the solidarity of Muslims worldwide, announce their support for the legitimate rights of the Muslim people..." (more)
INTERVIEW: On December 22, 2005, RFE/RL's Radio Farda spoke with FRED ZEIDMAN, director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Zeidman commented on Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's anti-Israeli comments.
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