The ZF welcomes the walkout of the UK Ambassador at the UN Durban Review Conference in Geneva after Iran's president started his antisemitic rant against Jews and Israel.
The ZF believes that the applause give to Ahmadinejad by many of the delegates indicates that the Conference is a lost cause and therefore reiterates its call (17 March) for the UK to withdraw from the Conference. The ZF notes that the following 11 countries have all now withdrawn: Israel, Canada, Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden, US, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand.
The fact that five EU countries including the Presidency have withdrawn makes a unified EU stance impossible, thereby removing one of the reported obstacles to a UK withdrawal.
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