Nightly News   |  September 25, 2013

Rouhani on Holocaust: I’m not a historian, I’m a politician

When asked by NBC’s Ann Curry about Iran’s former President Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust, President Hassan Rouhani dodges the question by saying he is “not a historian.”

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>> reporter: -- president ahmadinejad said the holocaust is a myth. do you agree?

>> translator: i'm not a historian. i'm a politician. what is important for us is that the countries of the region and the people of the world grow closer to each other and that they are able to prevent aggression and injustice.

>> reporter: if i might ask you one more time, do you want to decry those statements?

>> translator: we are not seeking and looking for war with any nation. we are seeking peace and stability among all nations in the region.