Iranian officials reportedly have cancelled an anti-Zionist event held annually in Tehran.
The New Horizon Conference, which was scheduled to take place in November, was cancelled by the Foreign Ministry, according to a report Friday by the Associated Press.
The conference’s lead organizer, Nader Talebzadeh, was quoted as telling the website mashreghnews.ir that the cancellation is “a major mistake on the part of our government.”
The New Horizon Conference, which was first held in 2005, has drawn well-known Holocaust deniers including David Duke. Mark Weber, the U.S.-born director of the California-based Institute for Historical Review attended the conference last year, where he delivered a lecture on “the Zionist Lobby in America” to several hundred Iranian students.
Iran’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, caused international outrage by describing the Holocaust as a myth and calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map” at a previous conference.