Nick Clegg has said the Government does "not want" Abu Qatada back in the UK, even if a Jordanian court has found him not guilty of a charge of conspiring to commit terrorism.
The cleric, who was extradited from the UK last July, is still facing a further charge in Jordan and remains in custody there.
The Lib Dem leader told his weekly phone-in on LBC radio; “It was important that we sent Abu Qatada back to Jordan after lengthy delays.
"What is clear to me is that he needed to face justice and he needed to face justice outside of this country, and that’s what this government achieved,"
"We need to have to have a close look at this ruling. But we don’t want this man back," he added.
More top news
Singer Barry Manilow is out of surgery and doing well after the singer was rushed to hospital following a performance in Memphis.
A factory owner who created a Hungarian "slave workforce" to supply beds to big-name retailers like John Lewis has been jailed.
The boyfriend of EastEnders actress Sian Blake is charged with murdering her and their two children.