US warns UNESCO to stay out of Palestinian Debate

October 5, 2011
Clinton tells UNESCO to stay out of Palestine debate as US lawmakers warn agency of lost funds

(AP) -- The Obama administration warned the U.N. cultural agency to stay out of the question of Palestinian statehood or face the consequences, as American lawmakers were threatening to withhold tens of millions of dollars in U.S. funding if the organization agrees to admit Palestine as a member before an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is reached.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton...

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