Clinton: UNESCO should ‘think again’ on Palestinian membership bid

06.10.2011                      08.Tischrei. 5772

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Clinton: UNESCO should ‘think again’ on Palestinian membership bid

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton warns UN cultural agency that approving Palestinian membership will lead U.S to cut funding to the group.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that the UN cultural agency UNESCO should "think again" on plans to vote on Palestinian membership, noting that such a move could cause the United States to cut funds for the group.
"I … would urge the governing body of UNESCO to think again before proceeding with that vote because the decision about status must be made in the United nations and not in auxiliary groups that are subsidiary to the United Nations," Clinton told a news conference in the Dominican Republic, where she is on an official visit….