Australia drops case against Ahmadinejad



Ever since taking office in August 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vociferously denounced Israeli crimes in Palestine.

Ahmadinejad claims the Zionist (Israeli) regime is the ‘summation of all evil in the world’ and all forms of ‘crimes and criminals’ can been found in the occupied territories.

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said in May that Ahmadinejad ‘must be condemned’ for making ‘dangerous’ comments about Israel, threatening to take the Iranian president to the International Court of Justice.

However, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith announced on Wednesday that Canberra had decided to drop the case due to the complexity of the issues involved and the high legal threshold required to bring forward a case.

“The government has given exhaustive consideration to international legal action against Iran for these statements,” Smith said.

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