TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday criticised US President Barack Obamas boycott of a United Nations racism conference, dubbing it unhelpful. I should give you, the new US administration, this advice. Mr Obama came to power with the slogan of 'change, meaning the American people like the rest of the world want a change in the colonialism policy, Ahmadinejad told crowds in a speech broadcast live from Varamin, a city south of Tehran. Therefore, it would have been imperative for him to take part in the worlds most important conference of racism and denounce racism, (confirming) that the US is pursuing a changed policy in confronting racism, he added. But to sit at his place and condemn my remarks is not helpful in solving the issues, he added, amid the habitual slogans of death to America and death to Israel. Keeping up a defiant tone, the Iranian President said Iran would not give up its nuclear rights despite international pressure. Iran will not retreat from its rights, he said, amid chants of nuclear energy is our undeniable right. Meanwhile, Syria said Ahmadinejads speech at the UN conference had widespread Arab support even if it stirred a Western walkout over his anti-Israeli stand. A large proportion of public opinion in the Arab world supports the words of the Iranian president, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said at a joint Press conference with his Luxembourg counterpart Jean Asselborn. The Palestinians should not be turned into victims of a Holocaust which they did not commit. It should not serve as a pretext for the Israelis to commit a Holocaust in Palestine, Gaza, the West Bank or Lebanon, Muallem said. The Syrian Minister referred to the bad conscience of the Europeans towards the Holocaust of six million Jews that was carried out in Europe by the Nazis during World War II. For his part, Asselborn spoke up against any efforts to deny history ... and deny the fundamental principles of humanity, in implicit criticism of Ahmadinejads doubts over the Holocaust. Israel has the right to live in security, the Palestinians have the right to live in dignity. A two-state solution is necessary, the Luxembourg foreign minister said. Meanwhile, US-based campaign group Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the 10 states that were staying away from the United Nations conference to endorse the meetings anti-racism declaration. States that boycotted the conference for fear it would foster hatred should be reassured by this declaration and should join the global consensus against racism, HRW advocacy director in Geneva Juliette de Rivero said. Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States decided to boycott the conference before it began, for fear that it would turn into a platform for anti-Semitism. The adoption of this document by consensus only a day after Ahmadinejads divisive speech is a clear message against intolerance, she added. Meanwhile, the UN on Wednesday was seeking to convince 10 Western countries boycotting its anti-racism conference here to join in a declaration, countering the Iranian leaders verbal attack on Israel. Among the countries that boycotted the conference, a certain number took part in putting together the draft of the final declaration so theres nothing in the way of their signing it, a UN source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. However, the Europeans among the boycotting nations had already agreed last week on the text of the declaration that was adopted by consensus on Tuesday. Technically it is endorsed by the UNs member states, minus those that stayed away, officials said.