Brazil’s Foreign Office has confirmed that the trip has been cancelled. O Globo reports that apparently Ahmadinejad requested that the visit be postponed after the Iranian elections in June. No reason was given for the cancellation.
I just got word that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has canceled his upcoming state visit to Brazil, which was scheduled for May 6 at President Lula’s invitation.
However, yesterday there were huge demonstrations throughout Brazil from Christian, Jewish, gay rights, women’s, and human rights groups protesting the invitation.
I’ll do a longer article on this news for Real Clear World once I have more details.
The latest reports state that the Iranian Embassy in Brazil stated Ahmadinejad will be visiting the country.
More news to follow.
Photo by David Bor of yesterday’s demonstrators in Rio,