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WikiLeaks stirs Cancun

world Updated: Dec 08, 2010 01:55 IST

United States top climate negotiator Todd Stern accuses nations vulnerable to climate change of first asking for money and then accusing them of bribery, days after Wikileaks revealed that how US cajoled poor nations to endorse the controversial Copenhagen Accord.

For the US, another embarassing climate cable was regarding pressure on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chief RK Pachauri not to appoint an Iranian scientist as co-chair of an IPCC panel.

Pachauri apparently agreed to play along with the US in its bid to prevent the election of Iranian government scientist Mostafa Jafari, who was nominated by his country to co-chair an IPCC working group that assesses the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change.