Iran's foreign ministry has announced plans to hold a conference to debate the scale of the Holocaust. President Ahmedinejad had described it as pure bunkum and a ploy by the US-Israel combine to keep the largely Muslim middle east in deprivation.
On the sidelines, a quite undiplomatic dialogue has been going on between Iran's foreign ministry and Tony Blair.
Blair had invited Ahmedinejad to visit Europe to see the "evidence of the Holocaust for himself".
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Asefi countered, saying, "We have to see whether the president has time for it."
The Iranians are sure honing their sense of humour.