Ties Cut With Iran Institute Over Holocaust

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Some of the world’s leading policy institutes announced Friday that they were breaking off relations with a group within the Iranian Foreign Ministry that organized a conference on the Holocaust in Tehran featuring discredited academics and Holocaust deniers.

In a statement, the leaders of the institutes said that the ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies, which had served in the past “as a mainstream Iranian interface with foreign think tanks and research institutes,” was no longer an acceptable partner.

The 34 signers of the statement included the directors of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; the Aspen Institute Berlin; the German Marshall Fund in Washington; the Geneva Center for Security Policy; the Center for International Studies and Research in Paris; the United States Studies Center in Sydney, Australia; and the Center for International Relations in Warsaw.

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