Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif survived a censure vote in parliament on
Tuesday for his refusal to deny the Holocaust, in the latest battle with
hardliners trying to undermine President Hassan Rouhani's overtures to
Zarif, who is Iran's chief
nuclear negotiator, caused uproar among hardline conservatives in Iran
when he called the Holocaust a "horrifying tragedy" in an interview with
a German television station earlier this year.