Video: Iran diplomatic coup backfires as Ban Ki-Moon attacks Holocaust denial
As heads of states and delegates from the 120 members of the Non-aligned Movement looked on, Mr Ban denounced Iran for its "outrageous" comments denying the Holocaust and Israel's right to exist.
"I strongly reject any threat by any [UN] member state to destroy another, or outrageous comments to deny historical facts such as the Holocaust," he said.
"Claiming another UN member state does not have the right to exist or describe it in racist terms is not only utterly wrong but undermines the very principles we have all promised to uphold." (...)