Diplomats walk out of speech by Iran’s president

Ahamadinejad denounces Israel as “racist” minutes after Commission criticises EU member states for boycotting Durban II conference.

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrong-footed the European Commission today, when his characterisation of Israel as a racist regime led to European countries walking out of the UN conference on racism in Geneva – only minutes after the Commission had implicitly criticised Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland for boycotting the meeting because of the Iranian president’s attendance.

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