Iran Condemns Nobel Peace Prize Award to Elie Wiesel

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Norway released a statement condemning the Nobel Peace Committee for its “historic mistake” in awarding its prize to Elie Wiesel, the World Jewish Congress reported here.

The Embassy released “an official statement” which said: “The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while expressing ‘deep regret,’ condemns this historic mistake of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee and hereby demands to know how a man who supports the racist regime which has usurped and occupied Palestine can be the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize?”

The statement added: “This selection by the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee once again revives the painful memory of a few years ago of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Sadat and the criminal Begin.” President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Premier Menachem Begin of Israel were co-winners of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1978.

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