Did Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki go against his regime’s longstanding position and accidentally acknowledge the Nazi Holocaust?

From an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel:

SPIEGEL: Mr. Foreign Minister, you are the senior diplomat of the Islamic Republic of Iran. You represent a nation that prides itself on a cultural history stretching back more than 2,500 years. Don’t you find it shameful that people are stoned to death in your country?

Manouchehr Mottaki: You come from a country that murdered millions of people during a tyrannical war, and you want to talk to me about human rights?

(Hat tip: Tehran Bureau)