A United Nations meeting on racism on Tuesday adopted a final declaration against racism, xenophobia and intolerance, a day after an anti-Israel speech by Iran's president triggered a mass walkout.
“Ladies and gentlemen, you have taken a momentous decision to adopt the document,” president of the meeting, Amos Wako said, describing it as a “historic outcome.”
Wako, the attorney general of Kenya, added that the move “shows that one can remain constructively engaged and reach a consensus.”
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has previously called for the Jewish state to be wiped off the map, on Monday criticised the creation of a “totally racist government in occupied Palestine” in 1948. He called it "the most cruel and repressive racist regime."