Report: UK pulls out of Durban III conference

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September 14, 2011 21:52

 
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British Prime Minister David Cameron decided that the UK would not take part in the UN-sponsored Durban III anti-racism conference on September 22 because he did not want the UK to engage in an event with anti-Semitic association, the Jewish Chronicle reported Wednesday.

"No one should be in any doubt: this Government is 100 per cent committed to tackling racism both at home and abroad," Cameron said. "But those aims cannot be met by accepting this invitation."

Cameron added that in the past, the World Conference on Racism saw "open displays" of "deplorable anti-Semitism," and said it would be "wrong" to engage in such events.

"That's why the UK will play no part in this conference," he said.

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